Updated Mock Draft for AFC South-Three Rounds
1.2 Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
2.1 Cornellius Carradine, DE,Florida State
3.2 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
This pick has had all kinds of mystery. The Jags would benefit by expressing interest in Smith, possibly influencing a team to jump ahead of them, giving them a choice of any player they are interested in. While they did send all their troops to his pro day, they are not raving about Smith. This could lead to the assumption that they don’t want to influence that jump. Waiting until the second round could have them picking a talent that is not a big upgrade over Gabbert. The next two picks have the Jags adding talent to the defense.
1.10 Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
2.8 Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
3.8 Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi St.
3.35 Comp John Simon, DE, Ohio State
It was very tempting to go with Jonathan Cooper here as the Titans can still use a top guard despite addressing the position in Free Agency. We stray from the need to the impact of adding the player once thought to be the top prospect in the draft. Adding Lotulelei on the inside should open things up for the pass rush on the ends. This is a good example of when teams are out for the best football players, not just what is perceived as need. The Titans come back in the second round and grab the best guard on the board. If Banks were to fall into the third like this mock draft falls, they get a treat.
1.24 Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
3.24 Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Trufant returns to the pick after falling to the Colts again. We have looked at defensive line here off and on when the talent warranted it. The Colts could also look at OL and pass rush, but the talent available fits the need at CB this time around. Another option could be to grab a WR to be the eventual replacement for Reggie Wayne. In the third round we have them grabbing their RB of the future with Bernard.
1.27 Robert Woods, WR, USC
2.25 David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
3.27 Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
3.33 Comp Michael Buchanan, OLB, Illinois
Up until this point, we have mocked the needed positions of WR and ILB to the Texans here. Woods comes in as the #2 WR here with the chance at being the eventual replacement for Andre Johnson. Bakhtiari comes in at Right tackle. The Texans come around in the third round filling those needs at linebacker with Reddick and Buchanan.
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