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Saturday, April 21, 2012

SKOHRboard's 2012 NFL Mock Draft Picks 41-44



Round 2 Pick 9 (41): Buffalo Bills select Bobbie Massie, OT, Mississippi 
Buffalo thought long and hard about addressing their tackle need in the first round but went with who they felt was the best player left on the board. They can now address it and they do a great job here with Massie who is full of potential. He projects as a right tackle in the pros but has the skill set to some day develop into a quality starting left tackle in the league. But even if he doesn't the Bills will take the help where ever they can get it. - Joe-l

Round 2 Pick 10 (42): Miami Dolphins select Shea McLellin, OLB, Boise St 
I expect McLellin to go earlier than people are projecting him and he'd be perfect for Miami if he's still available here. He is a relentless and versatile OLB who will thrive in Miami's system opposite Cameron Wake. People might want Miami to reach for one of the QBs here but I'm of the opinion that 2nd Round QBs are the ultimate compromise. If they are so great or talented enough to be a franchise QB why weren't they picked in RD1? I have no problem with developmental QBs but don't like spending a 2nd RD pick on them. Especially not for a team like Miami who has so many needs and likely a good chance to snap up a top QB in a talented class next year. - SKOHR


Round 2 Pick 11 (43): Seattle Seahawks select Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington 
Seattle did sign Jason Jones in the offseason, but only to a 1 yr deal. Every team needs lots of depth along the defensive line and Alameda Ta'Amu will provide that for Seattle in year 1, with the potential to take over in year 2 as the starter. Alameda is big d-tackle that has a motor and can anchor the Seahawk defensive line. Combine him with 1st round pick Kuechly, and the Seahawk defense is greatly improved for the 2012 season. They did consider taking an OT at this pick after last year's 1st rounder James Carpenter was moved to guard. - Jim Mut

Round 2 Pick 12 (44) Kansas City Chiefs select Brandon Weeden, QB, OK State 
Kansas City has a lot of talent on their roster, and they play in a very win-able division. However, they have a pretty shaky quarterback "leading" them out onto the field in Matt Cassel. Cassel was a big-money signing after one stellar year in New England, and I don't think I'm going out on a limb to say that that might have been due to the Patriots system and players. Weeden's biggest knock is that he will be a 29-year old rookie: he could be a top 20 pick if he was a few years younger. His skills should let him be able to be a day-one starter on the right team, and I think that Kansas City would be a perfect pick for him. He and Cassel are only 17 months apart, but Cassel will be making over $10 million a year while Weeden will be on a rookie contract. From a financial standpoint, this seems like an easy decision. Cassel doesn't even have much of an experience advantage over Weeden when you consider Cassel's career-backup status in college. From an athletic point of view, Weeden can make more throws than Cassel, too. The Chiefs could use a linebacker now that they are moving to a 3-4, and they could also use a big nose tackle, but Weeden would give them a much-needed boost on the offensive side of the ball.


The first round looked like this:
1 - Colts - Jim Mut - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 
3 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Matt Kalil, OT, USC 
4 - Browns - Jim Mut - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU 
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State 
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina 
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford 
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU 
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame 
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC 
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford 
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama 
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M 
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis 
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia 
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 
19 - Bears - Jim Mut - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St 
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama 
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor 
22 - Browns - Jim Mut- Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama 
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama 
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama 
25 - Broncos - Joe-l - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State 
26 - Texans - Justin!!! - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech 
27 - Patriots - Jeremy - Nick Perry, OLB, USC 
28 - Packers - SKOHR - Devon Still, DE, Penn State 
29 - Ravens - Justin!!! - Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin 
30 - 49ers - Joe-l - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin 
31 - Patriots - Jeremy - Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn 
32 - Giants - Joe-l - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State 

So far Round 2 looks like this:
33 - Rams - SKOHR - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa 
34 - Colts - Jim Mut - Mohamad Sanu, WR, Rutgers 
35 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina 
36 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Mychal Kendricks, LB, Cal 
37 - Browns - Jim Mut - David Miller, RB, Virginia Tech 
38 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Rueben Randle, WR, LSU 
39 - Rams - SKOHR - Doug Martin, RB, Boise St 
40 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois 
41 - Bills - Joe-l - Bobbie Massie, OT, Mississippi 
42 - Dolphins - SKOHR - Shea McLellin, OLB, Boise St. 
43 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington 
44 - Chiefs - Justin!!! -Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma St

Tomorrow we'll see these picks: 
45 - Cowboys - Justin!!! 
46 - Eagles - SKOHR  
47 - Jets - Jim Mut 
48 - Patriots - Jeremy 







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Friday, April 20, 2012

SKOHRboard's 2012 NFL Mock Draft Picks 37-40


Round 2, Pick 5 (37) Cleveland Browns select David Wilson, RB Virginia Tech 
There are a bunch of RB's still available and guys I like so I could see Cleveland taking a WR here if there is someone they love. But if they go with best RB available, David Wilson is the best RB on the board. Wilson is an immediate impact RB type who can bruise when needed, but also quick enough to be a 3 down back. - Jim Mut 


Round 2 Pick 6 (38): Jacksonville Jaguars select Rueben Randle, WR, LSU 
The Jaguars need to get some ammunition for Gabbert to throw to. We would have preferred Sanu here, but we feel confident with the best receiver left on the board. I personally feel that he left early because his skills were underutilized in LSU's conservative offense, while other GM's worry that Randle might lack skills that should have been more evident in big plays for LSU. Regardless, he got 900 yards and eight scores against some pretty good defenders. He is physical and athletic enough to battle for balls, which is likely going to be an issue with Gabbert under center. - Jeremy



Round 2 Pick 7 (39): St. Louis Rams select Doug Martin, RB Boise St 
Steven Jackson is one of the last true workhorse RBs in the NFL and unfortunately that means there's a lot of wear on his body. He'll be 29 before the season starts and has only one year left on his deal and I don't think the Rams want to pay big money to an aging RB no matter how much of a draw he's been on their poor teams over the years. Martin might not be the elite prospect that Richardson is but I think he is easily the second best RB in this draft. He is a proven commodity who can break tackles, use speed to get outside, catch passes, and even pass protect. He is a great pickup for the Rams as they add some talented youth around Bradford. - SKOHR

Round 2 Pick 8 (40) Carolina Panthers select Whitney Mercilus, DE Illinois 
Carolina, after picking Brockers in the 1st round, continues to try to improve their defensive front with the pick of Mercilus. Put Mercilus on one end and Charles Johnson on the other and you have 2 great pass rushers to attack opposing QB's. It worries me a little that he only had one sack in both 2009 and 2010 seasons, but his 2011 campaign was tremendous and hopefully Johnson will mentor Mercilus and turn his high-potential into immediate production. - Jim Mut

The first round looked like this:
1 - Colts - Jim Mut - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4 - Browns - Jim Mut - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
19 - Bears - Jim - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
22 - Browns - Jim Mut - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
25 - Broncos - Joe-l - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
26 - Texans - Justin!!! - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
27 - Patriots - Jeremy - Nick Perry, OLB, USC
28 - Packers - SKOHR - Devon Still, DE, Penn State
29 - Ravens - Justin!!! - Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin
30 - 49ers - Joe-l - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
31 - Patriots - Jeremy - Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn
32 - Giants - Joe-l - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

So far in the second round we've had:
33 - Rams - SKOHR - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
34 - Colts - Jim Mut - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
35 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina
36 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Mychal Kendricks, LB, Cal
37 - Browns - Jim Mut - David Miller, RB, Virginia Tech 
38 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Rueben Randle, WR, LSU 
39 - Rams - SKOHR - Doug Martin, RB, Boise St 
40 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois 

Tomorrow we'll see these picks:
41 - Bills - Joe-l 
42 - Dolphins - SKOHR 
43 - Seahawks - Jim Mut
44 - Chiefs - Justin!!!







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Thursday, April 19, 2012

SKOHRboard's 2012 NFL Mock Draft Round 2 Picks 1-4

Rutgers, Mohamed Sanu
Round 2 Pick 1 (33): St. Louis Rams select Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa 
Jeff Fisher couldn't believe that this top rated talent has slipped into the 2nd round and the Rams happily take him here. The Rams have a lot of holes to fill but after their awesome trade with the Redskins they now have a plethora of ammunition to go about fillling those holes with. Bradford has to be pumped getting Blackmon to throw to and now Reiff to give him a few seconds to actually get the ball out of his hands. - SKOHR

A little more Rutgers, Mohamed Sanu
Round 2 Pick 2 (34) Indiannapolis Colts select Mohamed Sanu, WR Rutgers                                                                       Andrew Luck is going to need some help at WR in order to succeed in the NFL and with the loss of the now extremely overpaid Pierre Garcon, the Colts fill this void in the draft. Sanu is a star in the making, and with Reggie Wayne there to mentor him, the Colts are happy to create the Luck-Sanu combo for the long-term. - Jim Mut

One last Rutgers, Mohamed Sanu
Round 2 Pick 3 (35) Minnesota Vikings select Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina 
Boy, with so many needs it was hard to pick here. The serious needs remaining are WR, CB, and S, and with all the elites gone the question is who makes the most sense of those three needs. The Vikings will likely spend the rest of the draft improving the defensive secondary. The best available receivers are guys like Alshon Jeffery, Reuben Randle, and the huge receiver from Appalachian State, Brian Quick. The only safety worth taking at this point is Harrison Smith of Notre Dame. Corner is a huge need, but nobody really stands out at this pick other than Josh Robinson. In the end, this became a decision between the receivers, and despite Jeffery's weight fluctuation, he looks like the best bet at a physical red-zone threat who can move the chains down the field. The Vikings could use a burner at some point in this draft, too, but they can't pass up the chance to get a true replacement for Sidney Rice, from Rice's old school no less. The hope is that the Vikings can get at least one more receiver (Joe Adams or Ryan Broyles are too likely candidates) while spending every other pick on the secondary. - Juistin!!!

Ok just one more Rutgers, Mohamed Sanu

Round 2 Pick 4 (36): Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Mychal Kendricks LB, Cal 
The Bucs need to draft at least one LB in the draft this year as this position is a huge need for the team. Kendricks is simply the best one available at this point in the draft and can play both inside or outside effectively. He led all LB's at the combine in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump. Needless to say, but this guy is an athlete. He stays very low to the ground with his 5'11 frame and has very quick feet for a man of his size. He was the PAC 12 Defensive player of the year last season after finishing with 107 tackles, 14.5 of those coming behind the line of scrimmage. He is also pretty good in coverage, with the speed to hang with most WR's and the strength to battle with TE's. Overall, the Bucs should get a guy that can start for them next year and help a defense in need of consistency.


Come on, you know you wanted video of Rutgers, Mohamed Sanu

Here's the complete first round:

1 - Colts - Jim Mut - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4 - Browns - Jim Mut - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
19 - Bears - Jim - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
22 - Browns - Jim Mut - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
25 - Broncos - Joe-l - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
26 - Texans - Justin!!! - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
27 - Patriots - Jeremy - Nick Perry, OLB, USC
28 - Packers - SKOHR - Devon Still, DE, Penn State
29 - Ravens - Justin!!! - Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin
30 - 49ers - Joe-l - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
31 - Patriots - Jeremy - Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn
32 - Giants - Joe-l - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

So far in the second round we've had:

33 - Rams - SKOHR - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
34 - Colts - Jim Mut - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
35 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina
36 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Mychal Kendricks, LB, Cal

Tomorrow we'll see:
37 - Browns - Jim Mut
38 - Jaguars - Jeremy
39 - Rams - SKOHR
40 - Panthers - Jim Mut



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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SKOHRboard 2012 NFL Mock Draft Picks 29-32


We close out an eventful first round today with these four brilliant picks.

Round 1 Pick 29: Baltimore Ravens select Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin 
Despite whatever jerkass Joe Flacco likes to believe, the Ravens are an offense built around the running game. The Ravens had a good line last year, but they are getting old. This pick was actually between two fellow Badgers: center Peter Konz and guard Kevin Zeitler. Matt Birk is getting old, and can't have a lot of seasons left, so it makes sense to grab the best center in the draft at this spot. Plus, he has the ability to line up at guard if Birk is still effective for a few more years. Konz had a huge part in springing Montee Ball for those 48 touchdowns last season. - Justin!!!

Round 1 Pick 30: San Fransisco Forty Niners Select Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin 
With the 3 top CBs and top safety off the board, the Niners continue to build from the inside out selecting Wisconson's Zeitler. The Niners offensive scheme is based off a strong running game and Zeitler gives them another physical presence on that o-line in order to keep running tht system effectively. It is a key addition to an interior line that needed it.  - Joe-l


Round 1 Pick 31: New England Patriots select Kendall Reyes, DT, UCONN 
New England continues to put play-makers in the front seven to get to the quarterback. Kendall Reyes is not just a big body that ate up mediocre Big East defenses. He is a disruptive force that can play the techniques needed in both the 4-3 and the 3-4. The Patriots are looking for exactly this type of player. In terms of locker room presence, he is the opposite of Albert Haynesworth. In terms of athleticism, Google "Kendall Reyes backflip". This is another selection of first round talent versatile enough to stick in any spot on the defensive line. While these picks may realistically be traded into some other move, the Pats are creating a dangerous squad of youthful assassins in the 2012 draft. - Jeremy

Round 1 Pick 32: New York Giants Select Mike Adams, OT, OSU 
The Giants have already informed their last years starting right tackle McKenzie that they will not be bringing him back and although they have guys they like at the position like former second round pick William Betty, the Giants find Adams upside to much to pass up at this point in the draft. He is a mountain of a man with left tackle type skills. His is a great addition to a rapidly aging line. - Joe-l


Round 1 wrapped up like this:
1 - Colts - Jim - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 
3 - Vikings - Justin - Matt Kalil, OT, USC 
4 - Browns - Jim - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU 
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State 
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina 
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford 
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU 
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame 
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC 
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford 
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama 
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M 
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis 
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia 
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 
19 - Bears - Jim Mut- Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St 
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama 
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor 
22 - Browns - Jim Mut- Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama 
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama 
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama 
25 - Broncos - Joe-l - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State 
26 - Texans - Justin!!! - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech 
27 - Patriots - Jeremy - Nick Perry, OLB, USC 
28 - Packers - SKOHR - Devon Still, DE, Penn State 
29 - Ravens - Justin!!! - Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin 
30 - 49ers - Joe-l - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin 
31 - Patriots - Jeremy - Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn 
32 - Giants - Joe-l - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State 


Tomorrow we'll kick off Round 2 with these picks:

33 - Rams - SKOHR
34 - Colts - Jim Mut
35 - Vikings - Justin!!!
36 - Buccaneers - Steve-O



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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SKOHRboard 2012 NFL Mock Draft Picks 25-28


Round 1 Pick 25: Denver Broncos select Jerel Worthy, DT, MSU 
Denver is in desperate need of an inside presence to help what was a below average run defense last year. Worthy fits the bill perfectly. He is a force inside who more than held his own against very good offensive lines in the Big 10. While Von Miller will be the flash of Denvers d-line, Worthy will be the substance. - Joe-l

Round 1 Pick 26: Houston Texans select Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech 
Now that the Texans have become a playoff contender and a division favorite, it is time to address the elephant in the room: the Texans have a horrific receiving corps behind the talented (and oft-injured) Andre Johnson. They need someone else to keep the defenses from bracket-covering AJ, and Hill is a 6'4, 215 pound burner with breakaway speed. Sure, he didn't put up any numbers in an option offense, but he is the same mold as Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas. He might need to work on his route-running, but even having a guy to run vertical routes all day is a vast improvement over the s#!)-show that the Texans trotted out last year. This is the easiest pick of the draft: the Texans are going to take a receiver in the first round, and with Blackmon and Floyd likely gone, it will just be a decision between Kendall Wright and Stephen Hill. With Wright off the board, Hill was a slam-dunk. - Justin!!!



Round 1 Pick 27: New England Patriots select Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC 
A lot has been made about the deficiencies of the NE secondary, and while that is a need for the draft, it was the inadequacies of the front seven that really made things worse for the defensive backs. Nick Perry would prefer to be a defensive end then an OLB in the 3-4, but it is still unclear which would be a better fit in the Patriots defense. What is clear is that Perry's ability to get to the passer will improve a unit, and he has the potential to become a more complete player as he grows accustomed to what the NFL sees as the proper position. He is very powerful, especially with the extra ten pounds gained for his Pro Day. The Patriots need to replace departing defenders, and Perry is the first piece in the puzzle. - Jeremy

Round 1 Pick 28: Green Bay Packers select Devon Still, DE, Penn State 
The Packers were third in the league on offense last season and aren't losing much going into next year. However, they were dead last on defense last year and need to seriously upgrade their DL and LB groups. They get a big run stopper with some pass rush ability in Devon Still who they should be able to plug in right away in one of their DE spots. If Raji can get back to his 2010 form and Still plays up to his capability, they can turn this position group that really hurt them last season into a strength. - SKOHR

With one more day to go before we wrap up the first round, here's who's been taken:

1 - Colts - Jim - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3 - Vikings - Justin - Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4 - Browns - Jim - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
19 - Bears - Jim Mut - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
22 - Browns - Jim Mut - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
25 - Broncos - Joe-l - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
26 - Texans - Justin!!! - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
27 - Patriots - Jeremy - Nick Perry, OLB, USC
28 - Packers - SKOHR - Devon Still, DE, Penn State

Tomorrow we'll have:
29 - Ravens - Justin!!!
30 - 49ers - Joe-l
31 - Patriots - Jeremy
32 - Giants - Joe-l




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Monday, April 16, 2012

SKOHRboard's 2012 Mock Draft Picks 21-24


Round 1 Pick 21: Cincinnati Bengals select Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor 
The Bengals really thought about taking an Offensive Lineman with this pick but instead went with another playmaker for Dalton. Wright should be a perfect counterpunch to AJ Green. The two of them, along with TE Jermaine Gresham, will create mismatches all over the field for the savvy Dalton to exploit. 

Round 1 Pick 22: Cleveland Browns select Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama 
Cleveland shocks us again by selecting another defensive player in the 1st round, but with another choice coming in just 15 picks, they feel comfortable waiting to get the best skill player available in a draft with a lot of them who should be available later. Upshaw can start right away and gives Cleveland a play-making DE who always seems to be near the ball. Upshaw is a pure football player and Cleveland has now established its defense as a strength going forward.

Round 1 Pick 23: Detroit Lions select Mark Barron, S, Alabama 
The Lions are in a very unfamiliar position, they are coming off a playoff season and expectations for next year are even higher. In order for them to improve upon last season's success they will need to improve their defense which finished last year ranked 23rd in Total Defense. The D line in Detroit is pretty solid and their Linebackers are serviceable. However their secondary is not very impressive, as shown during their Week 17 matchup against the almighty Matt Flynn (480 yards and 6 td's). Not only does Barron fill a huge need for the Lions he is also the best player available at the 23rd pick. Having started for 3 years under Nick Saban and winning 2 National Championships, the hard hitting safety is intelligent, experienced and can cover most TE's and RB's. Coming in at 6-2 218 lbs, he is larger than most safeties and also has good hands (7 ints his sophmore year and 13 total during his career). Barron should be a great addition to a porous secondary and at the same time he can help stop the run.

Round 1 Pick 24: Pittsburgh Steelers select Don'ta Hightower, ILB, Alabama 
Roll Tide! This is classic Steelers. We immediately fill the vacancy of James Farrior with arguably the best inside linebacker in the draft, and certainly the best for the 3-4. Hightower is a beast that is quick enough to play outside, and physical enough to crush the run. He will excel in the aggressive Steeler defense, and he is a rare inside talent that also plays well as a nickel backer. The Steelers pick a leader that will live up to the high expectations of the Iron Curtain, and he will be the first step in rebuilding a defense that looked old at the end of the year. OL will need to be addressed soon, but look for the Steelers to add more talent on D for the rest of this draft.

The draft up to this point has unraveled like this:
1 - Colts - Jim Mut - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 
3 - Vikings - Justin!!! - Matt Kalil, OT, USC 
4 - Browns - Jim Mut - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU 
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State 
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina 
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford 
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU 
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame 
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC 
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford 
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama 
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M 
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis 
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia 
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 
19 - Bears - Jim Mut - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St 
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Jenoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama 
21 - Bengals - SKOHR - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor 
22 - Browns - Jim Mut - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama 
23 - Lions - Steve-O - Mark Barron, S, Alabama 
24 - Steelers - Jeremy - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama 

Tomorrow we'll have
25 - Broncos - Joe-l 
26 - Texans - Justin!!!
27 - Patriots - Jeremy 
28 - Packers - SKOHR







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Sunday, April 15, 2012

SKOHRboard's 2012 Mock Draft Picks 17-20


Round 1 Pick 17: Cincinnati Bengals select Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia 
The Bengals love mammoth lineman and there aren't many bigger than this 6'5" 350lb versatile lineman from Georgia. He's played just about every spot on their line as a starter over the past couple of seasons and can challenge to start immediately at several positions for the Bengals. While he isn't the most athletic OL still available, he is the kind of guy that can step in and clear paths for a running back or help keep some pressure off 2nd year QB Andy Dalton. Cornerback is also a huge need for this team but I'm not sold on Gilmore and I think Marvin Lewis would be wise to steer clear of another headache in Janoris Jenkins. - SKOHR

Round 1 Pick 18: San Diego Chargers select Stephon Gilmore, CB, THE USC 
San Diego has a lot of holes to fill this offseason. Vincent Jackson's departure will leave a void at WR that underachieving Robert Meachem will not fill. Their offensive line could use a solid Guard and their defense is PITIFUL on a good day. Considering they managed to produce the 3rd most points in the league last year, I am going to say they need to address their defense that was the WORST 3rd down defense in the league last year. Quentin Jammer's been getting burnt more often than Jeff Spicoli recently and his transition to safety is expected in the near future. In Gilmore they get an experienced player who was a standout QB in high school. His knowledge of the game is impressive, as is his knack for the big play. He is the ideal size for an NFL CB and has above average speed/strength. Coming off a stellar 2010 season, some critics will punish Gilmore for an inconsistent 2011, which could be attributed to having Stephen "Wild Thing" Garcia as your teams leader for the half the season. I think Gilmore can pull it all together and be a solid CB in the league for years to come. - Steve-O



Round 1 Pick 19 Chicago Bears select Fletcher Cox, DE, Mississippi State 
Bears have been wanting a new d-end to pair up with Julius Peppers and are ecstatic to see Cox there when they picked. Although they did give some serious consideration to Kendall Wright, Mark Barron, and Dont'a Hightower, but felt there was lot of depth at their positions in this draft. Cox helps the most right away and the Bears as well as Lovie Smith are in win now mode. - Jim Mut

Round 1 Pick 20 Tennessee Titans select Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama 
I am sure to keep my "wild card" image alive with this pick... if asked which SEC CB held Julio Jones and AJ Green to a combined 8 catches for 61 yards 2 seasons ago, I'm sure most people say Kirkpatrick or Claiborne. Most people would be wrong, because the answer to that is Janoris Jenkins. The guy started 3 years at Florida before being dismissed for off the field issues (smoking pot, having kids (4 with 3 different "ladies") and getting into fights) and he was the first CB ever to start for the Gators as a true freshmen. If the draft was conducted on talent alone, Jenkins could very well be the first CB drafted, that's how good this guy is. Remember what happened when Randy Moss dropped to around this pick years ago? He got pissed and wanted to prove all the haters wrong, look for Janoris to do the same thing as Jenkins Island becomes the best thing to hit Nashville since Taylor Swift. - Steve-O

So far the draft has unfolded like this:
1 - Colts - Jim - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 
2 - Redskins - Jeremy - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 
3 - Vikings - Justin - Matt Kalil, OT, USC 
4 - Browns - Jim - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU 
5 - Buccaneers - Steve-O - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 
6 - Rams - SKOHR - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State 
7 - Jaguars - Jeremy - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina 
8 - Dolphins - SKOHR - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford 
9 - Panthers - Jim Mut - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU 
10 - Bills - Joe-l - Malcolm Floyd, WR, Notre Dame 
11 - Chiefs - Justin!!! - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC 
12 - Seahawks - Jim Mut - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 
13 - Cardinals - Jeremy - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford 
14 - Cowboys - Justin!!! - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama 
15 - Eagles - SKOHR - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M 
16 - Jets - Jim Mut - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis 
17 - Bengals - SKOHR - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia 
18 - Chargers - Steve-O - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 
19 - Bears - Jim - Flectcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St 
20 - Titans - Steve-O - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama 

Tomorrow we'll have:
21 - Bengals - Tom 
22 - Browns - Jim 
23 - Lions - Steve-O 
24 - Steelers - Jeremy 






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