"Cyrus Kouandijo50. Miami Dolphins – Cyrus Kouandijo, OT, Alabama

Rumor has the Dolphins taking Kouandijo at No. 19. I don’t see that happening, but they would have to be ecstatic if he fell to them at 50.

51. Chicago Bears – Deone Bucannon, S, Washington St.

The Bears go back to back in their secondary – wisely. Bucannon is one of my personal favorite prospects in this draft and fills a major need area for the Bears. He should be an instant impact starter on this squad.

52. Arizona Cardinals – Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

Jeremiah Attaochu is a guy I’m afraid I missed on. I had written him off after a couple of just mediocre games. I went back for a watch on him over the weekend and think he won’t make it far in the second round. This may be way too low for him but if he’s there for the Cards, it’s a steal.

53. Green Bay Packers – Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU

Van Noy is being viewed as a guy that could make the switch to the inside at the next level. Green Bay could use a significant upgrade at the ILB position, so they pass on available safety options.

54. Philadelphia Eagles – Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville

Smith may not have the length that Chip seeks but he’s a heat seeking missile going after QB’s. With his burst and bend he should be an immediate difference maker on passing downs.

55. Cincinnati Bengals – Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon St.

What a great value find for the Bengals. Crichton is a guy that I couldn’t find a spot for but I expect to go much earlier than 55. This could be a dream scenario for the Bengals.

56. San Francisco 49ers – Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

With all the picks, the Niners would be wise to look hard at the value of each selection. Tuitt was considered a first round prospect in the preseason but fell back to earth and probably where most in the league had him slotted throughout the process. That said, he’s a great value that could be the succession plan for Justin Smith.

57. San Diego Chargers – Weston Richburg, C, Colorado St.

Nick Hardwick isn’t getting any younger. Richburg could slide over to a guard spot for a year or so while Hardwick plays out his final days in SD.

58. New Orleans Saints – Dri Archer, RB/WR/OW, Kent St.

Darren Sproles was a huge part of the Saints offense. With Sproles off the Philly, Archer can fill that role from day one. The Saints have bigger needs but this fit is one that I love.

59. Indianapolis Colts – Marcus Martin, C/G, USC

The Colts need an upgrade or two on the interior of their offensive line. Martin’s versatility to play guard or center could unseat one of those question marks.

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60. Carolina Panthers – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida St.

Not a bad start for the Panthers. Getting a protector for Cam with their first round pick was solid but getting Benjamin could pay some huge dividends if he fills in some of the holes in his game (i.e. catches the ball consistently).

61. San Francisco 49ers – Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona St.

The Aldon Smith saga looms large over the Niners. Drafting a LB that can help fill those large on the field shoes will be high priority for San Fran brass. The bonus with Bradford is he’s versatile enough to play inside or outside in the Niners scheme. With Navorro Bowman’s injury they could be forced to play Bradford inside early in the season.

62. New England Patriots – Terrance West, RB, Towson

LeGarrette Blount was let go without a fight from the Patriots despite having some solid numbers last season. I believe Bill looked at this draft and said there are plenty of replacements to be had. West is a guy that I think could have the biggest impact early on despite being a small school prospect.

63. Denver Broncos – Dominique Easley, DT, Florida

Pure value pick here. Easley is a first round talent with some concerns about his health lingering it will probably push him down to the mid-to-late second round range.

64. Seattle Seahawks – Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina

The Seahawks load up on weapons for Russell Wilson to grow with. ASJ in the first and Ellington in the second will ensure Russ is comfortable for many years to come. Ellington could be Golden Tate’s equivalent after the catch…special player.

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  • Reggie

    From Round 1 I know Rams fans did not get positions they would want but they would have to be happy with the talent they got.

    Aaron Donald!!!! Thank you my friend. I would be happy with this….I fear Eric Ebron is going to be there pick. Like the player so I am unsure why I am upset…I just thought they were good enough at TE but maybe Fauria is not the talent I think.

    Kony Ealy to the Pats would be a huge steal…Jones and Ealy.

    I love Barr to the Ravens as well.

    Packers would have to get on board with Dennard. He is a monster.

    Mosley to Dolphins would be a tough break for them…I know we differ on Mosley and I will admit I might just be prejudice to Alabama Linebackers since most have failed to deliver.

    Manziel and Shazier is a great 1st Round. I would not even be upset if the Lions took Shazier at 10 to be honest.

    • bradc11

      Agree on the Rams. I would be happy if I was a Rams fan.

      If the Lions can walk out with Aaron Donald…be very happy my friend.

      Mosley makes a ton of sense for the Dolphins as he brings the versatility they need in the group.

      I’m not in love with Shazier on the inside in our defense, just a better fit as a WLB in a four man front…but he’s a special athlete and they need to get more athletic on D.

      Gaines gave me a little pause but I think he’s a guy that can match up with divisional receivers…gets his hands on a ton of balls. I’m not sure he’s that raw, shows good instincts for the ball.

      Upset with myself that I haven’t given Dri the love he needed. A guy that I’ve seen up close and personal so many times. I’m rolling with him in the second round.

      • Reggie

        Aaron Donald would make me very happy…that way the Lazy and the Drama can go away. I like Suh a lot but would love to not be forced into paying him a huge salary that is way higher than Geno Atkins.

        Gaines I cannot speak of since I do not watch him. Buchanon would make me dance in the streets though. Size, speed, play making ability???? Give me him over Pryor and Dix any day. If we got Donald and BUchanon I would cry

        • Reggie

          What do you think the Lions could get for Suh? Do you think a team like Cowboys or Bears would give up Round 1 selection or do you think a team would not give up a Round 1 pick for a over priced and head ache of a player?

          • bradc11

            He’s a pain but I think he’s still worth a 1st rounder. If the Lions could score Donald and then deal Suh for a mid-1st round pick, I’d do it. The problem will be finding a trade partner…the team would have to negotiate his contract before working on compensation…meaning the wheels would have to be turning already. I can’t see a team risking a 1st w/o a new contract in place. A team that would be interesting is Oakland…McKenzie has to win now or he won’t be around. Would he be willing to deal the 5th pick for Suh and a filler pick from Detroit? Maybe. I’d love for a blockbuster like that to kick this draft off. Longshot.

          • Reggie

            Agree on it being a longshot. With Oakland what pick would we have to give up? Third Rounder? If the Lions had the 5th in this mock scenario who would be your selection? Mike Evans? Jake Matthews? Greg Robinson? Take any of those with Donald and I am feeling very good. If it was a mid round selection than a Ryan Shazier would make me happy. BRAD WE ARE 6 DAYS AWAY.

            I know you said Shazier is not an ideal ILB in a 3-4 but I think he can make it work but what do you think about him moving to OLB he is a very under rated pass rusher don’t you think?

          • bradc11

            I think the 3rd would do it…sounds fair to me. Mike Evans and Aaron Donald – you’d feel pretty good about that. I’d be jealous.

            Ideal wasn’t the right word for me to use. I should’ve said not his best position. I’d love to see him play the Will in a four man front where he could expose his athleticism. He’s a very underrated pass rusher. OSU didn’t use him in that role much at all…a little more last year but the skills are there for him to be a hunter. His speed and closing burst are an incredible thing to watch. If he can keep his weight right around 240 watch out.

          • Reggie

            I would make that trade in a second for the Lions. I would love Evans and Donald would be amazing.
            Shazier was my favorite player from all of the MSU games this season. He was such a fast, violent player.
            Love Jarvis Landry, Weston Richburg, Aaron Donald, Ryan Shazier, and Deonne Buchanon for my pound for pound tough group.

  • Reggie

    Have to disagree with Phillip Gaines. I will start off saying I have not watched him but another raw CB on the roster I am not sure if that is the way to go. Davante Adams and Deonne Buchanon are right there and I would rather go that way.

  • Reggie

    One last comment…love Dri Archer pick…been thinking for a while he was under rated in this draft

  • ApexSteel

    I would be sick if we passed on Kelvin Benjamin in the second.

    • bradc11

      I don’t think it’s new news that teams are questioning his motivation to be a great one. I think he’s a prime candidate to ‘drop’ until the latter portions of round two. Just too many question marks with him that remain unanswered.

      • ApexSteel

        That may be true, but according to Gerry Dulac the Steelers are very high on him so of those teams questioning his motivation It’s clear we’re not one of them.

        • bradc11

          Dulac is far more plugged in than I am with the Steelers, so I trust he has that on good sources/feedback. In my mind, he’s a giant risk if you take him at 15. 2nd round may be dialing in on the risk but I still pass for a few others in this draft.

          • ApexSteel

            I see. He has some problems with drops and obviously he’s not the fastest. I wouldn’t be mad with Davante Adams though. 1700+ yards and 24 tds is more than impressive.

  • Duncan

    Excellent picks for Buffalo! I’m going to be shocked if Lewan is picked in the top 7. Although he would fill a need, I think you could find a player that could fill in, maybe not as well, but definitely pretty close to Lewans level in the second round.

    Amaro would be a great pick up for Manuel as he knows how to get open and has, IMO, the hands of any TE in the draft.

    • bradc11


      Agree this is about a perfect draft for the Bills. I know they are rumored to be wanting to move up but I think they are in a good position to sit back and let this talent-ridden draft come to them.

  • UJ

    I do like the Cowboys pick, but I really wonder if Clinton-Dix will make it past the Lions. If he doesn’t and the Cowboys end up with the Lion pick (Aaron Donald), that would be good too though.

    • bradc11

      I think you’re safe with the Lions. I see them honing in Donald, Beckham Jr. or trading up. I think HCD will be there for the Cowboys is they want him.

  • 0502bcmi .

    If Anthony Barr is available at 16 and Dallas doesn’t take him, Jerry Jones should be thrown off a cliff.

    • bradc11

      I had Barr there last week and he may be back in my final mock.

  • rawchiefs

    Considering the Rams have Tavon Austin (short, speedy guy) would they be better off picking Mike Evans second overall (or when they trade back)?