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Recent Drafts conducted on first-pick.com

I have been messing around with this draft simulator (first-pick.com) and decided to post a couple that I thought were intriguing. I will simply post my drafts with a few supplementary notes.

Draft A)

Your Picks:

Round 1 Pick 20 (ARI): C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama (A) - Top 4-3 LB with athleticism, fundamentals, and playmaking ability.

Round 1 Pick 28 (N.E.): Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (B+) - Talented DT with elite size and athleticism.

Round 2 Pick 13: David Yankey, OG, Stanford (A-) - A guard to pair with Saffold.

Round 2 Pick 16 (BALT): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B) - Missed out on Watkins, so I took who I feel is the next best thing.

Round 2 Pick 20 (ARI): Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (B+) - A great change of pace back for Stacy, who I feel is a steal in the late second.

Round 2 Pick 28 (N.E.): Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (A-) - Missed on some of the preferred corners, though Fuller seems to be fully capable of playing at a high level in the NFL.

Round 3 Pick 13: Craig Loston, SS, LSU (A-) - Talented safety that could compete for the starting FS spot, or certainly provide required depth.

Round 4 Pick 13: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (B-) - Already hit it big with Hageman, but a DT with this size and potential couldn't be passed upon in the mid 4th.

Round 5 Pick 13: Jon Halapio, OG, Florida (B-) - Another guard to provide depth.

Round 6 Pick 13: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (A) - Adequate backup who may have the ability to build value.

Round 7 Pick 13: De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (C+) - I know we have Tavon, but I couldn't pass on the Black Mamba in the 7th. Could serve as a special teams ace, as he was a great defender in HS as well as an offensive threat. After seeing Bailey impress on ST, I am convinced that anything is possible if the player is willing to put their team before their ego.

Your Future Picks:

2015 Round 1 Pick (N.E.)

2015 Round 1 Pick

2016 Round 1 Pick (N.E.)

2016 Round 1 Pick

An interesting draft... I was happy to be able to select Mosley and Hageman as late as I did in the first, though I would have loved to have added Watkins. Benjamin certainly has the size and athleticism to develop into a star receiver and, although its not a dire need, the value of taking him in the second was too good to pass upon. I think Yankey, Fuller, and Loston all fill needs while providing value based on where they were picked. Seastrunk, McCullers, and Thomas were all value picks that could develop into great players. The reason I like this draft is that I was able to secure additional 2015 and 2016 first round picks to go along with my 2014 haul. I think Snead would find it difficult to pass on an offer like this, although the picks are coming from a team that has a tendency to pick in the latter parts of the first round. I do feel that the other teams in the Pat's division (namely the Bills) are putting together some talent and could allow for the 2016 pick especially to hold more value than currently expected.

Draft B)

Your Picks:

Round 1 Pick 8 (MINN): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (A) - I was able to snag Watkins at number 8, though the Lions tried hard to snatch him away. The top receiver in the draft that could positively alter the offense.

Round 1 Pick 21 (G.B.): C.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama (A) - I was, again, able to take the top 4-3 linebacker in the draft with a late first.

Round 2 Pick 8 (MINN): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A) - A playmaking TE, giving Bradford a ridiculous number of options on offense to work with (Tavon, Sammy, ASJ, Cook, Kendricks, Harkey, Givens, Quick, Bailey)

Round 2 Pick 13: David Yankey, OG, Stanford (A-) - A plug and play LG

Round 2 Pick 19 (MIA): Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota (A) - Again able to secure Hageman's services, an absolute steal this late in the draft

Round 2 Pick 21 (G.B.): Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA (A-) - Another top guard to either provide depth or allow Saffold to walk.

Round 3 Pick 13: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B+) - Impressive depth at LB. Having Ray Ray and Jones backing up Mosley and Ogletree while also contributing on special teams would be almost unfair.

Round 3 Pick 19 (MIA): Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (A) - Seastrunk in the fourth is a steal. Quite unlikely come the actual draft, as his 40 may blow a couple teams away.

Round 4 Pick 13: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (B-) - McCullers in the 4th is worth the risk

Round 5 Pick 13: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B+) - Finally got some depth at CB, may have to look in FA for some help if this were the case.

Round 6 Pick 13: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (A) - Murray again

Round 7 Pick 13: De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (C+) - Can't let Thomas go undrafted.

Your Future Picks:

2015 Round 1 Pick (MINN)

2015 Round 1 Pick

2016 Round 1 Pick

There were so significant flaws in this draft, including the inability to improve the safety position, and how late CB was addressed, but an additional first round pick for 2015 was added as well as an offensive overhaul. Wakins and ASJ would help to revolutionize the passing attack. I am of the opinion that ASJ is the most talented TE in the draft by a good margin and, while it isn't a need, adding a TE of his caliber would benefit the team greatly. Watkins is an even more impressive playmaker. Adding the two talented, young guards to pair with Long, Barksdale, and Jones would cement the offensive line for years. Hageman is a perfect fit beside Brockers and would spell the end of Langford's career as a Ram. Jones, McCullers, Seastrunk, Murray, and Thomas are all young developmental talent that seem to have potential to be starters/impact players in the NFL. Exum is a decent corner prospect, but not enough to solidify the secondary.

In conclusion, every draft has its flaws and these two are no exception. They do, however, present some unique aspects that had me excited and I thought they would be worth putting up. I'd be happy to discuss my mocks or see other's mocks as well if you are interested.

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