Please forgive me TST. I will no longer deprive you of my incredible Mocking prowess for more than a week or two at a time. I know you all depend on me for your mock drafts, so I invite you to come suckle at my teat of draft knowledge. But before I begin, I should also apologize to all the great folks at St. Michaels Elementary School, and NO, I no longer think fire is “really cool”. …And to my girlfriend if she’s reading this: I did not have sexual relations with THAT woman. It was the other one, but I digress…
1: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: 3K I AM SO, SO SORRY PLEASE FORIGVE ME. It's pretty well known around here (I think) that I want us to draft David DeCastro with the sixth pick. I don't think Morris Claiborne is going to be available here, and I know most people want Justin Blackmon. However, if Fisher's draft history holds any relevance at all, then Richardson will be the pick. He wouldn't be a bad pick either, as he's the best Running Back to come into the league since Adrian Peterson, and they are about the same level as a prospect.
2: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: Another weapon for Sam. Alshon might have the most potential of any Wide Receiver in the draft. If he keeps his head on his shoulders, he will develop into a legitimate #1 receiver for Sam, and he has the potential to be a top 5 receiver in the NFL. Pairing him with with another receiver like Robert Woods next year would be ideal.
2: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson: The final piece of the starting defensive line. Thompson doesn't put up gaudy numbers, but he consistently demands double teams and pushes the pocket. He would be the perfect complementary piece to Long, Quinn, and Kendall Langford. This pick would form a great young foursome that could dominate the NFL New York Giants' style in a few years.
3: Mychal Kendricks, OLB, California: Now James Laurinaitis gets a sidekick. Kendricks ran a blazing 4.47 40 at the combine, which is incredible for a linebacker. With the loss of Chris Chamberlain, there's an opening for a versatile linebacker, and Kendricks could start either OLB position, as well as backing up JL in the middle.
4: Brandon Washington, OG, Miami: Washington was an All-ACC guard before an injury to 2013 prospect (and Ohio State spurning asshole and USC transfer) Seantrel Henderson forced him to play Left Tackle. He had a mixed season at LT, and he will have to play guard in the NFL. I think adding him to Scott Wells and Harvey Dahl would form one of the better interior lines in the league for T-Rich and Sjax run behind.
6: Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon: The rest of these picks are just fliers on players that have potential, but will fall come draft day due to injury or character concerns. Harris was viewed as a potential first round pick before the season, but he made some stupid decisions regarding drugs and speeding, and was kicked off of Oregon's team. He has a ton of potential, and he would be a great addition as a dimeback in his first season.
7: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M: Fuller is a big target (6'4, 225ish) that could be a solid possession receiver and red-zone complement to Jeffery. He was pretty inconsistent last season, but he's worth a shot in the seventh because he was considered a late first round pick before the season.
7: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas (From Browns): Another player that had a bad year that was viewed as a potential first round pick coming in the season, Childs is also worth a pick in the seventh round. He injured his knee late last season, and hadn't really bounced back until he ran a 4.39 at his pro day. If Fuller or Childs pan out, Bradford will be a very happy man.
7: Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State (supplementary pick): 3K I'M SO SORRY FOR TAKING TWO RUNNING BACKS PLEASE DON'T BEAT ME AGAIN /ducks punch /runs to room sobbing and locks door.
Well, now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk about Bryce Brown. Did you know many recruiting services had him ranked as the best RB prospect coming out of high school since Adrian Peterson and that he came out in the same class as Trent Richardson? Granted, he hasn't done much in college and has made some, um, intriguing decisions, such as leaving Tennessee to go to Kansas State, then leaving for the NFL. However, he oozes upside and I don't see any risk taking him with a supplementary seventh round draft choice.
Well that's all I have for today. Let me know how I did in the poll and in the comments.