Category: Intellectual Analysis


Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck
The Colts are currently winning the suck for Luck sweepstakes both in real life and according to my power rankings. Luck despite getting some criticism lately in my mind is the best quarterback to enter the draft since current Colt Peyton Manning with the new rookie wage system I don’t see holding onto Luck and Manning as a problem financially question some might have is doing so would limit the chance of giving Manning help now to make a championship push.

St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil
The Rams blew up their coaching staff but still have a very talented signal caller despite taking a step back in 2011. One of the problems is Bradford has little help and now been through 2 offensive coordinators in as many years. For his and the Rams sake some continuity will go along way as will having a pro bowl type talent at left tackle in Matt Kalil.

Minnesota Vikings: Morris Claibourne
It’s not that I think Claibourne is the 3rd best player in the draft though you could make the argument that he isn’t far away its just he fits what the Vikings need more than any other top player. Don’t be surprised if someone tries to trade up here and get the talented Robert Griffin.

Cleveland Browns: Robbert Griffin III
Now with Griffin entering the draft he I will throw him in here. This pick makes plenty of sense for a team that needs to find a replacement for Colt McCoy and has another 1st round pick so it can continue to build its team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Blackmon
This year was a disappoint one for a team that had thoughts of playoffs before the season began. Josh Freeman has enough talent to put the quarterback debate aside if no coaching changes and perhaps even if there is one. Blackmon would give him a good target.

Washington Redskins: Dre Kirkpattrick
Washington is one of the teams that are hurt by Barkley and Jones returning to their respective colleges. Kirkpattrick would help boost the Redskins defensive backfield.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Kendall Wright
Jacksonville simply needs some weapons if last years first round selection Blane Gabbert is going to make it. Another option could be Martin to help protect him.

Carolina Panthers: Quentin Couples
Adding another pass rusher in Carolina could go a long way in helping them build their defense up for the future with the offense not having to many huge needs the defense should be targeted first unless a major talent falls.

Miami Dolphins: Jonathan Martin
I’ve read some people who think Martin is the best tackle in the draft while I disagree with the statement he sure isn’t no chump and to me is the 2nd best so throw him on the right side opposite Jake Long and you have a good replacement if injury occurs and if not you have good tackles for Matt Moore or whoever is throwing the rock in Miami.

Buffalo Bills: Reily Reiff
The Bills had a revolving door on the offensive line this season and thankfully for them Ryan Fitzpattrick is very athletic or their sacks given up would have been much higher. Buffalo could opt for a defensive player or wide receiver as well.

Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro
Kansas City is in a pretty good spot considering the talent they have coming back from injury in 2012. DeCastro isn’t exactly a huge need but getting him to mold into the future guard can’t hurt can it? The Chiefs will likely attempt to trade down from this position if not they will take the highest player on their board I think that player will be David DeCastro.

Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Tannehill
Seattle is actually in a pretty good spot if they’d like to move up and try to get Robbert Griffen they aren’t to far away or they could sit still take Tannehill or their highest rated player. A front 7 player would be my next choice

Arizona Cardinals: Micheal Floyd
Floyd is a pretty big mover but if you’ve read my notes you know I believe in his talents it’s the red flags that I think may cost him some positioning. Arizona obviously could use an option opposite all pro Larry Fitzgerald. Offensive line and linebacker are the other two top and perhaps even more pressing needs but Floyd’s talents will be too much to pass on.

Dallas Cowboys: Devon Still
Last year it was brought up that the Cowboys really liked Jj Watt but needed the offensive line help that Tyron Smith was brought in. Well even though I like Watt I think they made the right move for them as Smith graded out very well playing right tackle in fact might be moved to left tackle next year. This year they have a chance to get Still who isn’t on Watt’s level in my mind but isn’t very far off.

Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly
Another team in very good shape entering next year will be the Eagles they obviously have plenty of talent linebacker and offensive line are the main concerns with wide receiver being the next with the likely departure of DeShan Jackson. Kuechly is the top linebacker in my mind but who knows what Andy Reid will do.

New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw
Isn’t this pick supposed to be at least twice as high like in the late 20’s to 30’s? Well it’s not a typo Rex Ryan wrote checks he can’t cash again this year. Upshaw is a great fit for the 3-4 scheme as he played in it at Alabama under Nick Saban.

Cincinnati Bengals from Oakland: Trent Richardson
The Bengals in this scenario would be able to add Richardson who unlike most I don’t think he’s going in the top 5-10. That’s no disrespect to him he is one of the better if not best backs to come into the league since Adrian Peterson. The Bengals may lose Cedric Benson which wouldn’t be a huge loss as last season he averaged only 3.9 yards per carry.

San Diego Chargers: Nick Perry
Perry is ranked 14th on Wes Buntings big board. So this pick is about right even a bit of value and fills a need. The Chargers have elite talent in most areas, linebacker however is an area where they could use an upgrade.

Chicago Bears: Melvin Ingram
Melvin is a very versatile defensive player out of the toughest division in the NCAA the SEC. It’s a bit of a different position putting Ingram to the Bears but they could use some youth at the defensive linemen position as Israel Idonije is a 31 year old free agent and Julius Peppers turns 32 in a couple of weeks.

Tennessee Titans: Cordy Glenn
Glenn who is a monster of a man might be considered a reach at this spot but considering he is versatile I wouldn’t be shocked if someone falls in love with his size/ and ability to move him around. The Titans could use some help out front to open up holes for Chris Johnson.

Cincinnati Bengals: Alfonzo Dennard
Dennard possibly would have been the pick at 17 but when Richardson fell it was to big of a talent to pass on. Lucky for the Bengals Alfonzo falls to Cincinnati 4 picks later.

Cleveland Browns from Atlanta: Alshon Jeffery
The Browns desperately need a play maker at wide receiver no matter if the first pick I gave them is Griffin or not they need to address the wideout position someone and early in the draft. Wright has been rumoured to possibly be ranked high than some of the other WR’s in this years draft class I like him here to par with his teammate from Baylor.

Detroit Lions: Mike Adams
The Lions have shocked me and the draft experts for years not selecting an offensive linemen in the first round. Now they have a strong core and outside of corner not a ton of needs beside the o-line.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Vontaze Burfict
Going to stick with Burfict to the Steelers though in the playoffs it was obvious the Steelers need an upgrade at corner as they made Tim Tebow look like lesser version of Tom Brady. And of course an offesensive linemen is always going to be a popular choice. Burfict’s talent though makes this pick of a pretty good value.

Denver Broncos: Dwayne Allen
The NFL has become a league where the tight end is a huge weapon and Allen is one of the 3 tight ends I really like in this draft. Allen will become Tim Tebow’s new best friend.

Houston Texans: Dontari Poe
Houston’s 2 biggest needs are corner and nose tackle. Poe can step in and be the next good big nose tackle in the NFL. Poe looks to be the top tackle in the draft now.

New England Patriots from New Orleans: Janoris Jenkins
I know what some readers will say 1 this is a bit late for Jenkins and 2 he isn’t the typical Patriot type selection. But my argument against that will be will his off the field issues make him drop in the draft some? And if they do to this extent the Patriots would be crazy to not take a look when they have plenty of a need at corner opposite McCourty.

Green Bay Packers: Jared Crick
A 3-4 de who is currently injured but with plenty of tape scouts will be able to evlaute if if he will fit their needs. The Pack don’t really have any needs but some defensive help couldn’t hurt could it?

Baltimore Ravens: Mark Baron
If I’m going off the Wes Bunting big board Baron is the 2nd best player remaining behind Peter Konz who I just couldn’t find a good spot for in this mock so far. Baron would be able to learn for a few years behind one of the best safeties in the league and then be able to step into one of the better defensive units once he retires or starts to slow down.

San Francisco 49ers: Stephen Gilmore
Gilmore would upgrade one of the positions San Fran could use.

New York Giants: Peter Konz
The Giants could use Konz who somehow I have falling in the draft and this isn’t because of him just couldn’t find a need like I said in the Baltimore write up Konz has middle of the first round talent. Peter is the top remaining talent left and fits a need for New York.

New England Patriots: Fletcher Cox
The Patriots don’t have to many needs and Cox could help provide some versatility with their fronts being a strong 3-4 DE and move inside if they wanted to shift a 4-3 pairing him with Vince Wilfork in that front would make it very tough to run against.

Indianapolis Colts -2.42–>-3.01

St. Louis Rams -3.12–>-2.75

Jacksonville Jaguars -2.47–>-2.68

Cleveland Browns -2.45–>-2.67

Kansas City Chiefs -1.86–>-2.22

Denver Broncos -1.18–>-1.97

Arizona Cardinals -0.57–>-0.83

Minnesota Vikings 0.24–>-0.16

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.14–>-0.07

Washington Redskins 1.12 –>0.03

New York Jets 0.90–>0.60

Miami Dolphins 1.12–>0.87

Cincinnati Bengals 1.39–>0.98

Tennessee Titans 1.34–>1.39

Chicago Bears 1.97–>1.42

Seattle Seahawks 1.91–>1.53

Buffalo Bills 1.96–>1.61

Oakland Raiders 1.90–>1.88

Pittsburgh Steelers 2.65–>2.09

Baltimore Ravens 2.41–>2.33

San Diego Chargers 2.21–>2.43

Philadelphia Eagles 2.69–>2.72

Carolina Panthers 3.29–>3.01

Dallas Cowboys 3.98–>3.41

Houston Texans 4.20–>3.92

New York Giants 3.54–>3.93

Atlanta Falcons 4.27–>4.55

Detroit Lions 5.78–>5.81

San Francisco 49ers 6.49–>5.93

New Orleans Saints 7.08–>7.60

New England Patriots 7.15–>7.76

Green Bay Packers 9.84–>9.84

Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.

The first 28 picks are now set in stone the remaining picks well be dictated by my power ratings. The 8th and 9th, 11th and 12th picks will be decided by coin flip just for my personal mocking until its flip the team with the lower power rating will get the earlier pick. With April 26th being so far away I will only be doing a mock once a month so the next mock will now be towards the end of February when more issues should be sorted out.

Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck
The Colts are currently winning the suck for Luck sweepstakes both in real life and according to my power rankings. Luck despite getting some criticism lately in my mind is the best quarterback to enter the draft since current Colt Peyton Manning with the new rookie wage system I don’t see holding onto Luck and Manning as a problem financially question some might have is doing so would limit the chance of giving Manning help now to make a championship push.

St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil
The Rams blew up their coaching staff but still have a very talented signal caller despite taking a step back in 2011. One of the problems is Bradford has little help and now been through 2 offensive coordinators in as many years. For his and the Rams sake some continuity will go along way as will having a pro bowl type talent at left tackle in Matt Kalil.

Minnesota Vikings: Morris Claibourne
It’s not that I think Claibourne is the 3rd best player in the draft though you could make the argument that he isn’t far away its just he fits what the Vikings need more than any other top player. Don’t be surprised if someone tries to trade up here and get the talented Robert Griffin.

Cleveland Browns: Robbert Griffin III
Now with Griffin entering the draft he I will throw him in here. This pick makes plenty of sense for a team that needs to find a replacement for Colt McCoy and has another 1st round pick so it can continue to build its team.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Blackmon
This year was a disappoint one for a team that had thoughts of playoffs before the season began. Josh Freeman has enough talent to put the quarterback debate aside if no coaching changes and perhaps even if there is one. Blackmon would give him a good target.

Washington Redskins: Dre Kirkpattrick
Washington is one of the teams that are hurt by Barkley and Jones returning to their respective colleges. Kirkpattrick would help boost the Redskins defensive backfield.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Alshon Jeffery
Jacksonville simply needs some weapons if last years first round selection Blane Gabbert is going to make it. Another option could be Martin to help protect him.

Carolina Panthers: Quentin Couples
Adding another pass rusher in Carolina could go a long way in helping them build their defense up for the future with the offense not having to many huge needs the defense should be targeted first unless a major talent falls.

Miami Dolphins: Jonathan Martin
I’ve read some people who think Martin is the best tackle in the draft while I disagree with the statement he sure isn’t no chump and to me is the 2nd best so throw him on the right side opposite Jake Long and you have a good replacement if injury occurs and if not you have good tackles for Matt Moore or whoever is throwing the rock in Miami.

Buffalo Bills: Reily Reiff
The Bills had a revolving door on the offensive line this season and thankfully for them Ryan Fitzpattrick is very athletic or their sacks given up would have been much higher. Buffalo could opt for a defensive player or wide receiver as well.

Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro
Kansas City is in a pretty good spot considering the talent they have coming back from injury in 2012. DeCastro isn’t exactly a huge need but getting him to mold into the future left guard can’t hurt can it? The Chiefs will likely attempt to trade down from this position if not they will take the highest player on their board I think that player will be David DeCastro.

Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Tannehill
Seattle is actually in a pretty good spot if they’d like to move up and try to get Robbert Griffen they aren’t to far away or they could sit still take Tannehill or their highest rated player. A front 7 player would be my next choice

Arizona Cardinals: Micheal Floyd
Floyd is a pretty big mover but if you’ve read my notes you know I believe in his talents it’s the red flags that I think may cost him some positioning. Arizona obviously could use an option opposite all pro Larry Fitzgerald. Offensive line and linebacker are the other two top and perhaps even more pressing needs but Floyd’s talents will be too much to pass on.

Dallas Cowboys: Devon Still
Last year it was brought up that the Cowboys really liked Jj Watt but needed the offensive line help that Tyron Smith was brought in. Well even though I like Watt I think they made the right move for them as Smith graded out very well playing right tackle in fact might be moved to left tackle next year. This year they have a chance to get Still who isn’t on Watt’s level in my mind but isn’t very far off.

Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly
Another team in very good shape entering next year will be the Eagles they obviously have plenty of talent linebacker and offensive line are the main concerns with wide receiver being the next with the likely departure of DeShan Jackson. Kuechly is the top linebacker in my mind but who knows what Andy Reid will do.

New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw
Isn’t this pick supposed to be at least twice as high like in the late 20’s to 30’s? Well it’s not a typo Rex Ryan wrote checks he can’t cash again this year. Upshaw is a great fit for the 3-4 scheme as he played in it at Alabama under Nick Saban.

Cincinnati Bengals from Oakland: Trent Richardson
The Bengals in this scenario would be able to add Richardson who unlike most I don’t think he’s going in the top 5-10. That’s no disrespect to him he is one of the better if not best backs to come into the league since Adrian Peterson. The Bengals may lose Cedric Benson which wouldn’t be a huge loss as last season he averaged only 3.9 yards per carry.

San Diego Chargers: Nick Perry
Perry is ranked 14th on Wes Buntings big board. So this pick is about right even a bit of value and fills a need. The Chargers have elite talent in most areas, linebacker however is an area where they could use an upgrade.

Chicago Bears: Melvin Ingram
Melvin is a very versatile defensive player out of the toughest division in the NCAA the SEC. It’s a bit of a different position putting Ingram to the Bears but they could use some youth at the defensive linemen position as Israel Idonije is a 31 year old free agent and Julius Peppers turns 32 in a couple of weeks.

Tennessee Titans: Cordy Glenn
Glenn who is a monster of a man might be considered a reach at this spot but considering he is versatile I wouldn’t be shocked if someone falls in love with his size/ and ability to move him around. The Titans could use some help out front to open up holes for Chris Johnson.

Cincinnati Bengals: Alfonzo Dennard
Dennard possibly would have been the pick at 17 but when Richardson fell it was to big of a talent to pass on. Lucky for the Bengals Alfonzo falls to Cincinnati 4 picks later.

Cleveland Browns from Atlanta: Kendall Wright
The Browns desperately need a play maker at wide receiver no matter if the first pick I gave them is Griffin or not they need to address the wideout position someone and early in the draft. Wright has been rumoured to possibly be ranked high than some of the other WR’s in this years draft class I like him here to par with his teammate from Baylor.

Detroit Lions: Mike Adams
The Lions have shocked me and the draft experts for years not selecting an offensive linemen in the first round. Now they have a strong core and outside of corner not a ton of needs beside the o-line.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Vontaze Burfict
Going to stick with Burfict to the Steelers though in the playoffs it was obvious the Steelers need an upgrade at corner as they made Tim Tebow look like lesser version of Tom Brady. And of course an offesensive linemen is always going to be a popular choice. Burfict’s talent though makes this pick of a pretty good value.

Denver Broncos: Dwayne Allen
The NFL has become a league where the tight end is a huge weapon and Allen is one of the 3 tight ends I really like in this draft. Allen will become Tim Tebow’s new best friend.

Houston Texans: Dontari Poe
Houston’s 2 biggest needs are corner and nose tackle. Poe can step in and be the next good big nose tackle in the NFL. Poe looks to be the top tackle in the draft now.

New England Patriots from New Orleans: Janoris Jenkins
I know what some readers will say 1 this is a bit late for Jenkins and 2 he isn’t the typical Patriot type selection. But my argument against that will be will his off the field issues make him drop in the draft some? And if they do to this extent the Patriots would be crazy to not take a look when they have plenty of a need at corner opposite McCourty.

Green Bay Packers: Jared Crick
A 3-4 de who is currently injured but with plenty of tape scouts will be able to evlaute if if he will fit their needs. The Pack don’t really have any needs but some defensive help couldn’t hurt could it?

Baltimore Ravens: Mark Baron
If I’m going off the Wes Bunting big board Baron is the 2nd best player remaining behind Peter Konz who I just couldn’t find a good spot for in this mock so far. Baron would be able to learn for a few years behind one of the best safeties in the league and then be able to step into one of the better defensive units once he retires or starts to slow down.

New York Giants: Peter Konz
The Giants could use Konz who somehow I have falling in the draft and this isn’t because of him just couldn’t find a need like I said in the Baltimore write up Konz has middle of the first round talent. Peter is the top remaining talent left and fits a need for New York.

San Francisco 49ers: Stephen Gilmore
Gilmore would upgrade one of the positions San Fran could use.

New England Patriots: Fletcher Cox
The Patriots don’t have to many needs and Cox could help provide some versatility with their fronts being a strong 3-4 DE and move inside if they wanted to shift a 4-3 pairing him with Vince Wilfork in that front would make it very tough to run against.

As always let me know what you think of

St. Louis Rams -2.65–>-3.12

Cleveland Browns -2.62–>-2.46

Jacksonville Jaguars -2.66–>-2.47

Indianapolis Colts -2.86–>-2.42

Kansas City Chiefs -2.03–>-1.86

Denver Broncos -0.31–>-1.18

Arizona Cardinals -0.42–>-0.57

Washington Redskins 0.36 –>1.12

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.43–>0.14

Minnesota Vikings -0.26–>0.24

New York Jets 1.56–>0.90

Miami Dolphins 0.97–>1.12

Tennessee Titans 1.55–>1.34

Cincinnati Bengals 1.41–>1.39

Oakland Raiders 2.02–>1.90

Seattle Seahawks 1.99–>1.91

Buffalo Bills 1.26–>1.96

Chicago Bears 1.69–>1.97

San Diego Chargers 2.80–>2.21

Baltimore Ravens 2.79–>2.41

Pittsburgh Steelers 2.36–>2.65

Philadelphia Eagles 2.53–>2.69

Carolina Panthers 2.28–>3.29

New York Giants 3.21–>3.54

Dallas Cowboys 4.51–>3.98

Houston Texans 4.62–>4.20

Atlanta Falcons 4.14–>4.27

Detroit Lions 5.25–>5.78

San Francisco 49ers 6.70–>6.49

New Orleans Saints 6.67–>7.08

New England Patriots 7.42–>7.15

Green Bay Packers 9.41–>9.84

Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.

Indianapolis Colts -3.29–>-2.86

St. Louis Rams -2.68–>-2.65

Cleveland Browns -2.48–>-2.62

Jacksonville Jaguars -1.66–>-2.66

Kansas City Chiefs -2.73–>-2.03

Arizona Cardinals -0.01–>-0.42

Denver Broncos 0.01–>-0.31

Minnesota Vikings 0.21–>-0.26

Washington Redskins -0.06 –>0.36

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.57–>0.43

Miami Dolphins 0.84–>0.97

Buffalo Bills 1.78–>1.26

Cincinnati Bengals 2.13–>1.41

Tennessee Titans 2.82–>1.55

New York Jets 2.43–>1.56

Chicago Bears 3.03–>1.69

Seattle Seahawks 1.05–>1.99

Oakland Raiders 2.13–>2.02

Carolina Panthers 1.89–>2.28

Pittsburgh Steelers 3.51–>2.36

Philadelphia Eagles 2.01–>2.53

Baltimore Ravens 4.08–>2.79

San Diego Chargers 2.25–>2.80

New York Giants 4.08–>3.21

Atlanta Falcons 4.06–>4.14

Dallas Cowboys 4.60–>4.51

Houston Texans 5.84–>4.62

Detroit Lions 5.71–>5.25

New Orleans Saints 6.89–>6.67

San Francisco 49ers 6.25–>6.70

New England Patriots 7.43–>7.42

Green Bay Packers 10.55–>9.41

Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.

Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck
The Colts are currently winning the suck for Luck sweepstakes both in real life and according to my power rankings. Luck despite getting some criticism lately in my mind is the best quarterback to enter the draft since current Colt Peyton Manning with the new rookie wage system I don’t see holding onto Luck and Manning as a problem financially question some might have is doing so would limit the chance of giving Manning help now to make a championship push.

Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Kalil
There are a bunch of different ways Scott Pioli and his new coach could go. I’m picking Kalil due to his value not saying anything against Brandon Albert who every year has been steadily improving. But toss in a top left tackle and suddenly this line has a lot of potential with 2 first rounders, a second and a third. A QB is the most likely area they’d go elsewhere if Kansas City would draft at #2.

St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon
If the draft would go this way it would be perfect for the Rams allowing either wide receiver to be picked or Jonathan Martin who I and many have just a hair below Kalil.

Cleveland Browns: Quentin Couples
Couples is the selection mostly due to better value. Not sure Kirkpattrick is even the number 1 corner Cleveland should be able to have a solid draft though with 2 first round selections.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Alshon Jeffery
Jacksonville simply needs some weapons if last years first round selection Blane Gabbert is going to make it. Another option could be Martin to help protect him.

Washington Redskins: Matt Barkley
You could make the argument for any of the young quarterbacks Barkley has more upside than Jones and I haven’t been mocking Robert Griffin due to my reading that he’s likely to return to Baylor once more underclassman declare or decide to stay should help really help sort things out.

Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin
Well both the top wide outs are gone so that’s out of the picture but still plenty of ways the Cardinals can go including a pass rusher, corner or the way I suggest and take Martin.

Denver Broncos: Morris Claibourne
I could see Landry Jones here but going to say they hold off. Claibourne is a great talent something the Broncos could really use on defense. Heading into the draft last year Claibourne’s former teammate Patrick Peterson was highly suggested to the Broncos. I’m going to give in and put Claibourne past Kirkpattrick.

Minnesota Vikings: Dre Kirkpattrick
The Vikings secondary is not very good . Frazier is a defensive coach so he should know this and look to upgrade the position with Kirkpatrick. A tackle would be a strong possibility as well

Tampa Bay: Alfonzo Dennard
In the last mock the Bucs were in a position where it depended on the interview process but a couple rough weeks now put them in a place where they can select Dennard.

Miami Dolphins: Reily Reiff
Miami is one of the big movers from the previous mock one of the problems though is they still have plenty of holes one of which is offensive line Reiff would make a strong right tackle opposite Jake Long and could swing over in emergency situations.

Seattle Seahawks: Landry Jones
Seattle has had a revolving door at quarterback the past few years Jones is the last top notch one remaining as I don’t think Robert Griffin will declare I’ve read other places he won’t nothing is final but till I hear he’s in I’m keeping him out.

Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw
Upshaw is a versatile linebacker who could fit in well with his former Alabama teammate on defense and help cause problems for opposing quarterbacks in the afc east opponents.

Carolina Panthers: Jererl Worthy
Previously it was Worthy. I grade Thompson slightly better but if Carolina is going to switch to a 3-4 Worthy is a much better fit.

Philadelphia Eagles: David DeCastro
It’s not breaking news that the Eagles season has been a disaster following bringing in a bunch of highly regarded free agents and big names like they are the Miami Heat of the NFL. They need some linebacker help and some improvement along the oline. DeCastro is the best linemen on the board.

Cincinnati Bengals: Trent Richardson
No change here but little later gives them some added value I don’t expect Richardson to go much earlier than his former teammate.

Cincinnati Bengals from Oakland: Janoris Jenkins
The Carson Palmer trade in my mind was a steal for the Bengals with that trade of a player who wasn’t even really with the team they end up getting a solid corner to help their defense which has been solid.

San Diego Chargers: Luke Kuechly
Chargers have plenty of talent but are inconsistent, and linebacker is one of the biggest areas. Luke is one of the top talents remaining and fills a need.

New York Jets: Brandon Jackson
Jackson ends up being available for the Jets who could use someone with his raw pass rushing skills. Another linebacker I’ve liked for the Jets is Courtney Upshaw he just looks like he’d fit in.

Tennessee Titians: Brandon Thompson
The Titian’s get the player they want because he falls due to scheme fit. A linebacker could make sense here as well as despite lesser names the Titans are getting solid production out of their line.

Chicago Bears: Michael Floyd
In terms of talent I don’t think Floyd is far off from the top wide outs he does come with some character red flags though and we saw Jonathan Baldwin a season ago fall a little for some as well the Bears had protected Cutler much better before his season ended due to injury but lack talent aside from Matt Forte.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Vonteaz Burfict
Pittsburgh could go a number of ways Considering they are a defensive team and an aging one at that I think they fill one of those holes if they don’t like the linemen currently left.

Cleveland Browns from Atlanta: Donte Page Moss
Taylor was mocked to the Browns in my first mock and I do believe it is a good fit but Moss is someone who I think teams might fall in love with though I like Taylor better.

Dallas Cowboys: Chase Minnifield
Dallas has a big need at corner Minnifield is one of the last corners who could crack the first round and the Cowboys select him with this pick.

New York Giants: Zachary Brown
The Giants could use a linebacker and brown is a very good value here at this point in the draft not sure he’s the one most New York fans would want but he’s certainly got the skills to make them happy. Offensive linemen and corner are the other areas of need and of course can’t count out a defensive linemen.

Baltimore Ravens: Jared Crick
Now for one of the tougher ones as I’ve had Fuller going to the Ravens the past 2 times. A season ending injury I believe will destroy Crick’s draft stock as he most likely wont be able to work out pre draft. Baltimore is a pretty good organization in terms of drafting and Crick maybe lucky long term that his stock did go down to end up with one of the better defenses.

Dallas Cowboys: Stephen Gilmore
The Cowboys have a big need for corners Gilmore would be a large upgrade from what they currently have.

Detroit Lions: Mike Adams
I was tempted to stick with a corner but the Lions really need some offensive line help Adams is has enough talent to play on either side of the line.

Houston Texans: Dontari Poe
Houston’s 2 biggest needs are corner and nose tackle. Poe can step in and be the next good big nose tackle in the NFL. Poe looks to be the top tackle in the draft now.

San Francisco: Melvin Ingram
Melvin is a very versatile defensive player out of the toughest division in the NCAA the SEC.

New England Patriots from New Orleans: Jayron Hosley
Hosley is someone I think may shoot up draft boards a bit. Jayron is a fast kid out of Virginia Tech which produces some pretty good corners and in 2010 had 9 picks so that will be the selection this time for the team with few holes. The Patriots could use an upgrade at corner opposite Devin McCourty who has been having problems himself in his sophomore season.

New England Patriots: Devon Still
Still is I “Patriot way” type of player he is scheme versatile so you know they would like him.

Green Bay Packers: Dont’a Hightower
Despite taking a corner and a different one falling in this mock the Packers grab Hoghtower out of Alabama. I wouldn’t argue with anyone over just about any pick here as the Packers have so few holes it’s not even funny we are witnessing something really special here with this team.

Another mock completed enjoy this weeks games

Indianapolis Colts -2.77–>-3.29

Kansas City Chiefs -1.94–>-2.73

St. Louis Rams -2.23–>-2.68

Cleveland Browns -1.51–>-2.48

Jacksonville Jaguars -2.68–>-1.66

Washington Redskins 0.44 –>-0.06

Arizona Cardinals -0.10–>-0.01

Denver Broncos 0.75–>0.01

Minnesota Vikings 1.06–>0.21

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2.24–>0.57

Miami Dolphins 2.19–>0.84

Seattle Seahawks 1.18–>1.05

Buffalo Bills 2.97–>1.78

Carolina Panthers 2.48–>1.89

Philadelphia Eagles 2.28–>2.01

Cincinnati Bengals 3.03–>2.13

Oakland Raiders 3.05–>2.13

San Diego Chargers 1.81–>2.25

New York Jets 2.59–>2.43

Tennessee Titans 2.93–>2.82

Chicago Bears 3.88–>3.03

Pittsburgh Steelers 3.01–>3.51

Atlanta Falcons 4.05–>4.06

New York Giants 4.14–>4.08

Baltimore Ravens 4.53–>4.08

Dallas Cowboys 4.71–>4.60

Detroit Lions 6.19–>5.71

Houston Texans 6.99–>5.84

San Francisco 49ers 7.26–>6.25

New Orleans Saints 7.42–>6.89

New England Patriots 7.78–>7.43

Green Bay Packers 10.57–>10.55

Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.

Indianapolis Colts -3.96–>-2.77

Jacksonville Jaguars -2.77–>-2.68

St. Louis Rams -2.34–>-2.23

Kansas City Chiefs -2.97–>-1.94

Cleveland Browns -2.17–>-1.51

Arizona Cardinals -1.01–>-0.10

Washington Redskins -0.01 –>0.44

Denver Broncos -0.34–>0.75

Minnesota Vikings 0.85–>1.06

Seattle Seahawks -0.32–>1.18

San Diego Chargers 0.81–>1.81

Miami Dolphins 1.10–>2.19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1.91–>2.24

Philadelphia Eagles 2.90–>2.28

Carolina Panthers 1.62–>2.48

New York Jets 1.96–>2.59

Tennessee Titans 2.11–>2.93

Buffalo Bills 2.91–>2.97

Pittsburgh Steelers 2.37–>3.01

Cincinnati Bengals 2.38–>3.03

Oakland Raiders 3.15–>3.05

Chicago Bears 5.03–>3.88

Atlanta Falcons 3.91–>4.05

New York Giants 3.01–>4.14

Baltimore Ravens 4.24–>4.53

Dallas Cowboys 4.93–>4.71

Detroit Lions 5.81–>6.19

Houston Texans 6.67–>6.99

San Francisco 49ers 6.35–>7.26

New Orleans Saints 6.68–>7.42

New England Patriots 7.70–>7.78

Green Bay Packers 10.60–>10.57

Not going to do Intellectual Analysis anymore they due to them not being something it seemed people were reading on a consistent basis starting this weekend though I will be posting the NHL plays that the system I’ve been working on spits out. Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.

NFL 2012 mock draft

Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck
The Colts are currently winning the suck for Luck sweepstakes both in real life and according to my power rankings. Luck despite getting some criticism lately in my mind is the best quarterback to enter the draft since current Colt Peyton Manning with the new rookie wage system I don’t see holding onto Luck and Manning as a problem financially question some might have is doing so would limit the chance of giving Manning help now to make a championship push.

Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Kalil
There are a bunch of different ways Scott Pioli and Todd Haley pending he is still the coach in Kansas City could go I’m picking Kalil due to his value not saying anything against Brandon Albert who every year has been steadily improving. A QB is the most likely area they’d go elsewhere if Kansas City would draft at #2.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Blackmon
A great trade down candidate Jacksonville took Gabbert a year ago as I don’t mock trades going to say Blackmon who I’ve suggested for a while might be passing Jeffery well I’m now comfortable mocking him ahead of the South Carolina product. Both likely top 10 selections and have their pros and cons.

St. Louis Rams: Jonathan Martin
I think Blackmon is the better fitting wideout in the Rams offense Jeffery might be a bit more physically dominant. Martin might be the top tackle in the draft most seasons but Kalil has that tag in 2012.

Cleveland Browns: Quentin Couples
Couples is the selection mostly due to better value. Not sure Kirkpattrick is even the number 1 corner Cleveland should be able to have a solid draft though with 2 first round selections.

Arizona Cardinals: Alshon Jeffery
Arizona moves up in earlier in the draft in this edition but still selects Jeffery. This could be one of the best fits in the early parts of the draft, landing with one of the best receivers in the game in Larry Fitzgerald. Kevin Kolb and Fitzgerald would benefit for Jeffery.

Denver Broncos: Morris Claibourne
I could see Landry Jones here but going to say they hold off. Claibourne is a great talent something the Broncos could really use on defense. Heading into the draft last year Claibourne’s former teammate Patrick Peterson was highly suggested to the Broncos. I’m going to give in and put Claibourne past Kirkpattrick.

Seattle Seahawks: Landry Jones
Seattle has had a revolving door at quarterback the past few years Jones is the last top notch one remaining as I don’t think Robert Griffin will declare I’ve read other places he won’t nothing is final but till I hear he’s in I’m keeping him out.

Washington Redskins: Dre Kirkpattrick
The 3 top qbs are off the board Dre is considered one of the better corners in the draft and a need of the Redskins. Milb like T’eo or Burfict could also be options.

San Diego Chargers: Manti Teo
Chargers have plenty of talent but are inconsistent, and linebacker is one of the biggest areas where they are Teo is a smart one.

Minnesota Vikings: Alfonzo Dennard
The Vikings secondary is not very good . Frazier is a defensive coach so he should know this and look to upgrade the position with Dennard. A tackle would be a strong possibility as well

Miami Dolphins: Reily Reiff
Miami is one of the big movers from the previous mock one of the problems though is they still have plenty of holes one of which is offensive line Reiff would make a strong right tackle opposite Jake Long and could swing over in emergency situations.

Carolina Panthers: Jererl Worthy
Previously it was Worthy. I grade Thompson slightly better but if Carolina is going to switch to a 3-4 Worthy is a much better fit.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Janoris Jenkins
This is dependent on Jenkins interviewing well when draft time comes but he has the talent and the Bucs have the need. Jenkins did very well at Florida covering some of the better receivers in the country.

New York Jets: Brandon Jackson
Jackson ends up being available for the Jets who could use someone with his raw pass rushing skills. Another linebacker I’ve liked for the Jets is Courtney Upshaw he just looks like he’d fit in.

Tennessee Titans: Brandon Thompson
The Titian’s get the player they want because he falls due to scheme fit. A linebacker could make sense here as well as despite lesser names the Titans are getting solid production out of their line.

Pittsburgh Steelers: David DeCastro
The Steelers have a big need on the line and DeCastro would be a huge upgrade at guard. DeCastro is the top player available but a nose tackle might make sense.

Cincinnati Bengals: Trent Richardson
No change here but little later gives them some added value I don’t expect Richardson to go much earlier than his former teammate.

Philadelphia Eagles: Peter Konz
Konz has been great has all the talent you could ask for in a center. Eagles need offensive line help and Konz could be that guy or could go with the value with Burfict.

Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw
Upshaw is a versatile linebacker who could fit in well with his former Alabama teammate on defense and help cause problems for opposing quarterbacks in the afc east opponents.

New York Giants: Luke Kuechly
Luke is by far the best talent remaining and could go earlier than this without any argument from my Floyd Reese likes going BPA and if draft went this way that’d be the BC product.

Cincinnati Bengals from Oakland: Stephen Gilmore
The Carson Palmer trade in my mind was a steal for the Bengals with that trade of a player who wasn’t even really with the team they end up getting a solid corner to help their defense which has been solid.

Cleveland Browns from Atlanta: Donte Page Moss
Taylor was mocked to the Browns in my first mock and I do believe it is a good fit but Moss is someone who I think teams might fall in love with though due to his workouts, I like Taylor better.

Baltimore Ravens: Jared Crick
Now for one of the tougher ones as I’ve had Fuller going to the Ravens the past 2 times. A season ending injury I believe will destroy Crick’s draft stock as he most likely wont be able to work out pre draft. Baltimore is a pretty good organization in terms of drafting and Crick maybe lucky long term that his stock did go down to end up with one of the better defenses.

Dallas Cowboys: Chase Minnifield
Dallas has a big need at corner Minnifield is one of the last corners who could crack the first round and the Cowboys select him with this pick.

Chicago Bears: Michael Floyd
In terms of talent I don’t think Floyd is far off from the top wide outs he does come with some character red flags though and we saw Jonathan Baldwin a season ago fall a little for some as well the Bears have protected Cutler much better as of late but lack talent aside from Matt Forte.

Detroit Lions: Cliff Harris
The Lions need some secondary help the front 7 can’t do it all a wide recorder or offensive linemen are other areas they will likely look.

San Francisco 49ers: Jeff Fuller
I’m pretty high on Fuller despite a disappointing year. The 49ers have 2 key holes, corner and wide receiver and I’m going to say they go with the later.

Houston Texans: Dontari Poe
Houston’s 2 biggest needs are corner and nose tackle. Poe can step in and be the next good big nose tackle in the NFL. Poe looks to be the top tackle in the draft now.

New England Patriots from New Orleans: T.J McDonald
Still a total crapshoot with Belicheck running the show a name I like for them though is Macdonald who does present a need. McDonald maybe the only safety selected in the first round and is looking like the he will be the first for sure.

New England Patriots: Melvin Ingram
Melvin is a very versatile defensive player out of the toughest division in the NFL the SEC.

Green Bay Packers: Jayron Hosley
Going for a bit of a different route here Packers secondary hasn’t looked that great Woodson is getting older. Hosley is someone I think may shoot up draft boards a bit. Jayron is a fast kid out of Virginia Tech which produces some pretty good corners and in 2010 had 9 picks so that will be the selection this time for the team with few holes.

Another mock completed enjoy this weeks games

Indianapolis Colts -4.00 –>-3.96

Kansas City Chiefs -2.49–>-2.97

Jacksonville Jaguars -2.50–>-2.77

St. Louis Rams -2.36–>-2.34

Cleveland Browns -1.97–>-2.17

Arizona Cardinals -0.41–>-1.01

Denver Broncos 0.01–>-0.34

Seattle Seahawks 0.36–>-0.328

Washington Redskins -0.31 –>-0.01

San Diego Chargers 1.65–>0.81

Minnesota Vikings 1.41–>0.85

Miami Dolphins 0.96–>1.10

Carolina Panthers 1.96–>1.62

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2.61–>1.91

New York Jets 2.18–>1.96

Tennessee Titans 2.61–>2.11

Pittsburgh Steelers 2.92–>2.37

Cincinnati Bengals 2.52–>2.38

Philadelphia Eagles 3.13–>2.90

Buffalo Bills 3.16–>2.91

New York Giants 3.20–>3.01

Oakland Raiders 3.11–>3.15

Atlanta Falcons 3.98–>3.91

Baltimore Ravens 4.64–>4.24

Dallas Cowboys 5.64–>4.93

Chicago Bears 6.01–>5.03

Detroit Lions 6.65–>5.81

San Francisco 49ers 7.09–>6.35

Houston Texans 7.75–>6.67

New Orleans Saints 6.24–>6.68

New England Patriots 7.49–>7.70

Green Bay Packers 10.43–>10.60

No analysis again this week for NFL been busy trying to get a hockey system together hopefully next week will be able to get back on schedule. Predictions will come tomorrow and Friday. Tomorrow I’ll release the early games you can post comments here or contact me twitter at @futurestarz23.