Post Senior Bowl Mock
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:24 PM
A few goals for this mock….
1-Clear cap space
2-Rebuild a 3-4 Defense
3-Build depth on O-Line
4-Add competition for Foles (who I really like)
5-Replace aging vets with a new youth revolution
6-Try to stockpile draft picks for this year, and next year in case we need to go with a top QB
7-No really big name FA’s. Focus on young risers and role players.
8-Bring in some difference makers in the draft, as well as prospects to groom.
Cap number $135,783,578
Trent Cole plus a 2014 6th to Jacksonville for a 3rd – The Jaguars desperately need quality DE’s and I could see them pairing a 1st round pick with Cole to solidify the D-Line.
Our 1st to Tampa Bay for pick 13, their 2nd and their 2014 2nd – Corner is Tampa’s most pressing need so they trade up to get Milliner. Nice trade for us as well, since I see Joekel and Star gone by 4.
Use our 2nd to move back and an extra 3rd – Stockpiling picks is a good way to build a solid draft and moving back to select a two solid prospects is worth it IMO.
Mike Vick- I wish we could trade him but that seems extremely unlikely so, we cut our losses and clear up some cap space.
Mike Patterson- He just doesn’t fit the 3-4
Stanley Havili- With more of a power rushing attack, I see Chip bringing in a more traditional FB.
Demetress Bell- Do I need to explain?
Dallas Reynolds- Our OL depth needs an overhaul and I just don’t feel comfortable with him having to start.
Brandon Hughes- I like Hughes but he is released due to the numbers game
Kurt Coleman- Replace him
David Sims- mehh
Matt McBriar- Nothing special and I think there’s better out there.
Restructure Nnamdi to around 10 mil with incentives a savings of 5.3 mil- With the salary saved in this move it should allow us to keep both starting CB’s and draft a couple to groom and compete.
These moves leave us with $24,432,122 in cap space so 24 million for easy math.
DRC (3 years 5 mil per year with performance incentives and a team option after 1 year) - With the 5mil saved on Nnamdi’s new deal we should be able to re-sign DRC and avoid a complete overhaul which is unrealistic. DRC is one of the most physically gifted corners in the league and I believe he is worth a shot to turn it around. However, his inconsistency forces me to bring in competition early in the draft.
Jake Scott (2 years 1.5 mil per year) - He impressed me with his play coming off the streets with limited practice and deserves a job. He provides excellent OL depth which is something we have lacked over the past few years.
Jon Dorenbos (4 years 1 mil per year) – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
These re-signings leave us with around 16.5 mil in cap space
NT Alan Branch- Seattle (4 years 5 mil per year) - Branch offers us scheme diversity as he can play the Nose and 5 technique. Plus, at 6’6” 320 he’s a massive front liner.
G/C Fernando Velasco- Tennessee (3 years 3 mil per year) –Fernando is a very good young C/G combo player with versatility. He can immediately step in at guard and fit well in the zone scheme he also provides excellent depth center.
8.5 mil in cap space left. If we can back load some contracts we should have plenty to sign our rookies. Plus you figure TC cuts will add a little more cap space. I’m not sure what the Eagles can rollover cap but this should also clear up some space provided we back load some contracts (though I’m no cap expert).
1-OLB Ziggy Ansah- BYU- At the senior bowl he was all over the place and showed great athletic ability making plays all over the field. I believe he can transition to 3-4 OLB and eventually be dominant especially with his size speed combo. Trading back a few spots to get him allows us to load up on draft picks.
2-SS Matt Elam- Florida-This is the best safety in the draft hands down. He can run, hit, tackle, and make plays on the ball.
2-CB Jordan Poyer- Oregon State- This kid really flashes as a playmaker and should compete immediately with DRC for his starting job.
3- FS Jonathan Cyprien- FIU- This is another guy who stood out at the Senior Bowl. I had never heard of him prior to this week but. I really like his tenacity and overall game.
3-QB EJ Manuel- Florida State- He has all the physical tools but is a bit raw in his mechanics and decision making. He’s a big strong athletic QB and with the departure of Vick, it is necessary to bring competition for Foles. If both fail we are set with plenty of ammo from the previous trades to acquire our franchise QB in the draft, however I feel one of these guys will emerge.
3-CB B.W. Webb- William & Mary- I liked what I saw from him in practices and surprisingly William & Mary has a good record of turning out DB’s. I think in the 5th he provides good depth and a nice prospect to groom alongside Poyer, and Boykin
4- OT Menelik Watson Florida State- Very raw prospect who is originally from England. Has a very athletic frame and is very strong. He also possesses some of the best footwork in the draft.
5-NT Kwame Geathers- Georgia- This guy is an absolute beast at 6’6” 355lbs and should make a nice backup and possible starter one day. Not quite as athletic as his Georgia counterpart Jenkins but still talented in his own right.
6-DE William Campbell- Michigan- At 6’5” 318 he has prototype size for a 3-4 DE and should fill out the depth chart nicely.
7-FB Kyle Juszczyk- Harvard- He consistently showed he was the best blocking FB in the senior bowl. I really liked his aggression and pure blocking skills and think he makes a nice traditional blocking FB.
7-P Ryan Allen- Louisiana Tech- McBriar was less than spectacular, so I drafted a guy late who has the potential to be a good punter. I may still challenge e him with a TC signing.
RB- McCoy, Brown, Lewis, Polk
WR- Jackson, Maclin, Avant, Johnson, Cooper
TE- Celek, Harbor
LT- Peters, Watson
LG- Mathis, Scott
C- Kelce, Tennant
RG- Velasco, Watkins
RT- Herremans, Kelly
DE- Cox, Jenkins, Campbell, Thornton
NT- Branch, Geathers, Dixon
OLB- Graham, Ansah, Curry, Hunt
MLB- Ryans, Kendricks, Chaney, Matthews
CB- Nnamdi, DRC, Poyer, Boykin, Webb
FS- Cyprien, Anderson
SS- Elam, Allen
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:57 PM
Trent Cole for a 3th is way too much, especially for a team like the Jaguars who have so many holes, and lets not forget that Cole is coming of a really down year.
And Tampa giving that much to target a player who has really not distanced that much from the other cornerbacks in this draft, and is probably the deepest position this year.I don`t know man, wish it could happen but right now, I just don`t see it.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:04 PM
You also included an extra 2nd because of the 3rd trade.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:27 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:57 AM
Really nice work...
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:57 AM
That's horrible value for the 4th overall pick.
If I'm moving down 9 slots, I'd better be getting at least a 2014 1st rd pick in the deal (plus this year's 2nd rd pick).
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:26 AM
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