JagNation Mock Draft 1.0

After picking up some good bits of information at the combine, Charlie Bernstein and Alfie Crow sat down and hammered out their first mock draft of the year.

  1. St. Louis (1-15)- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma- Sometimes you simply can't draft the best available player. The Rams have spent several early picks on the defensive line and in the process have seen both the Falcons and Jets turn their franchises around with Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez. If Bradford's shoulder checks out, he's the number one pick.

  2. Detroit (2-14)- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska- Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is a defensive guy and "Kong" Suh could be the best defensive player in over a decade. Match made in heaven.

  3. Tampa Bay (3-13)-Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma- If Suh is the number one defensive player in the draft, McCoy is number one-a. The Bucs are desperate for help in the middle of their defense and there will be cheers in the war room when the Rams take Bradford.

  4. Washington (4-12)-Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame- The Redskins have been trying to solve their quarterback woes seemingly ever since they drafted Jason Campbell. A new general manager and a new head coach will lead to a new quarterback.

  5. Kansas City (4-12)-Russell Okung, OT Oklahoma State- The Chiefs desperately need help on the offensive line and Okung is the most talented left tackle in the draft. Pretty much a no-brainer.

  6. Seattle (5-11)-C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson- Spiller's size is a bit of a concern as he is just 195 lbs., but his speed and playmaking abilities look like a cross between Chris Johnson and Reggie Bush, a player which new Seahawks head man Pete Carroll coached in college.

  7. Cleveland (5-11)-Joe Haden, CB, Florida- Joe Haden is far and away the best defensive back in this draft and his skill set is similar to Darrelle Revis'. Teaming him up with Eric Wright gives Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan more options with his pass rush.

  8. Oakland (5-11)- Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland- Is there any reason to believe that Al Davis won't take the workout warrior with a somewhat questionable body of work from Maryland?

  9. Buffalo (6-10)- Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers- If any team is desperate for an offensive tackle it's Buffalo, and the Bills get a really good one at pick number nine.

  10. Jacksonville (7-9)- Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama- Rolando McClain has legendary football IQ, and he is a true playmaker as he was the best linebacker in college football a year ago. McClain will start from day one and he is a very low risk selection.

  11. Denver - from Chicago (7-9)- Eric Berry, S, Tennessee- Although the idea of taking receiver Dez Bryant is tempting, the Broncos maximize value with this future replacement for Brian Dawkins.

  12. Miami (7-9)-Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State- The Dolphins need a legitimate receiver for Chad Henne to throw to and the best one in this draft happens to fall to them. Value meets need.

  13. San Francisco (8-8)-Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma- The run on offensive tackles continues as the Niners hope Williams can protect whoever their quarterback will be.

  14. Seattle - from Denver (8-8)-Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa- This is as close to a perfect first round of a draft as the Seahawks could've hoped for as they get the playmaker in Spiller and the replacement for Walter Jones in Bulaga.

  15. New York Giants (8-8)-Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF- The Giants pass rush went into hiding last season and Pierre-Paul could be the best defensive end in this draft. Certain boom-or-bust pick for Tom Coughlin.

  16. Tennessee (8-8)- Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech- The Titans will likely lose Kyle Vanden Bosch in free agency and Derrick Morgan could be a great replacement and should fit in with the young players on that defensive line including Sen'Derrick Marks, Jason Jones and Tony Brown.

  17. San Francisco -Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan- The 49ers are building a solid defense with Aubreyo Franklin and Justin Smith on the line, and Graham would be a great addition next to Patrick Willis on the outside.

  18. Pittsburgh (9-7)-Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho- The Steelers are desperate for line help and Iupati will help their running game tremendously.

  19. Atlanta (9-7)- Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri- Weatherspoon will be a day one starter for the Falcons as they can certainly use another playmaker on that defense.

  20. Houston (9-7)- Earl Thomas, S, Texas- The Texans secondary is their weak link on defense and Thomas could be the playmaker that they are looking for to vault them to the playoffs.

  21. Cincinnati (10-6)- Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma- The Bengals need a tight end desperately and Gresham is the best tight end in the draft. Good character guy as well.

  22. New England (10-6)- Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee- Williams will allow the Patriots to play either a 4-3 or 3-4 and possibly buy them a little more leverage in the contract negotiations with Vince Wilfork.

  23. Green Bay (11-5)- Ricky Sapp, OLB, Clemson- With the Packers moving to the 3-4 defense last season, they were left without some talent at OLB. Sapp's senior season was injury-filled, but he can get to the quarterback, and that's what the Packers need.

  24. Philadelphia (11-5)- Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida- The Eagles need more guys who can make plays on defense and Spikes will allow them some insurance just in case Stuart Bradley can't come back to 100% following his ACL injury.

  25. Baltimore (9-7)- Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame- Tate's 4.36 40-yard dash shot him up on most draft boards and the Ravens are desperate for a wide receiver.

  26. Arizona (10-6)- Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas- With the possible loss of Karlos Dansby, the Cards will need another player who can get to the quarterback.

  27. Dallas (11-5) - Taylor Mays, S, USC- If Taylor Mays is fast enough to play safety, it will make for a great team in the secondary along Gerald Sensabaugh. The Dallas defense could be loaded next year.

  28. San Diego (13-3) - Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State- No Tomlinson, no Sproles, it's no secret that the Chargers will be looking to pick a running back early and Matthews is rising up draft boards.

  29. New York Jets (9-7) - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State- Wilson has had a fantastic off-season thus far and the Jets can use another corner opposite the great Darrelle Revis.

  30. Minnesota (12-4) - Brian Price, DT, UCLA- On the surface, it would appear as if the Vikings are loaded at DT, but Pat Williams is 37 years old and Kevin Williams will be 30 before opening day. Price represents a good value at pick #30.

  31. Indianapolis (14-2) - Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State- The Colts haven't had a legitimate defensive tackle in years and Odrick could strengthen their defense tremendously in the middle.

  32. New Orleans (13-3) - Daryl Washington, LB, TCU- The Saints need another linebacker to team up with Jonathan Vilma and Washington is a guy with sideline-to-sideline abilities.

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