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2013 Draft: The Top 100 Drafted

April 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Since I have no better place to put this, here are top 100 players who will be drafted, according to me, by position in no particular order. Because I am Lord of the draft. Or entering a contest. Whichever is more plausible.

Quarterback

Geno Smith
Tyler Wilson
Ryan Nassib
Matt Barkley
Zac Dysert
E.J. Manuel
Tyler Bray

 

Wide Receiver

Cordarrelle Patterson
Robert Woods
Tavon Austin
DeAndre Hopkins
Stedman Bailey
Keenan Allen
Justin Hunter
Markus Wheaton
Quinton Patton
Terrance Williams
Marquise Goodwin
Da’RickRogers

 

Running Back

Jonathan Franklin
Giovani Bernard
Eddie Lacy
Marcus Lattimore
Zac Stacy
Joseph Randle
Andre Ellington
Montee Ball
LeVeon Bell

 

Tight End

Tyler Eifert
Travis Kelce
Gavin Escobar
Zach Ertz
Vance McDonald

 

Offensive Tackle

Luke Joeckel
Eric Fisher
Lane Johnson
Terron Armstead
D.J. Fluker
Menelik Watson
Dallas Thomas
Kyle Long
Jordan Mills
David Bkhtiari
Oday Aboushi

 

Offensive Guard

Jonathan Cooper
Chance Warmack
Larry Warford
Justin Pugh
Alvin Bailey
Hugh Thornton

 

Offensive Center

Barrett Jones

 

Interior Defensive Line

Star Lotulelei
Sheldon Richardson
Sharrif Floyd
Sylvester Williams
Johnathan Hankins
Jesse Williams
Datone Jones
Kawann Short
John Jenkins
Brandon Williams

 

Edge Rusher

Tank Carradine
Quanterus Smith
Dion Jordan
Ezekiel Ansah
Bjoern Werner
Barkevious Mingo
Alex Okafor
Damontre Moore
Margus Hunt
Jarvis Johnes
Sam Montgomery
Corey Lemonier
Khaseem Greene

 

Linebacker

Arthur Brown
Manti Te’o
Kevin Minter
Alec Ogletree
Sio Moore
Jamie Collins
Jon Bostic
Nico Johnson

 

Cornerback

Dee Milliner
Xavier Rhodes
Jamar Taylor
Desmond Trufant
D.J. Hayden
Leon McFadden
Johnthan Banks
Jordan Poyer
Darius Slay
Logan Ryan

 

Safety

Kenny Vaccaro
Jonathan Cyprien
D.J. Swearinger
Eric Reid
Matt Elam
Phillip Thomas
Tony Jefferson
Shamarko Thomas

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A Mock Exercise

April 22, 2011 Leave a comment

I went a bit mock crazy in the past several weeks, drafting as the virtual Dolphins GM in four seven-round mock NFL drafts, three of which allowed trades. While this has been a fun, enlightening, and exhausting experience, I have come up with some interesting results. Take a gander at the hauls I made in each draft:

MockOne

MockTwo (no trades)

Pick Player Pick Player
1.24 Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas 1.15 Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
2.15 Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois 3.15 Clint Boling, OT/OG, Georgia
3.08 Clint Boling, OT/OG, Georgia 4.14 DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
3.15 D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas 5.15 Jordan Cameron, TE, USC
5.15 Cortez Allen, CB, Citadel 6.15 Cecil Shorts, WR, Mount Union
5.32 Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State 7.14 Graig Cooper, RB, Miami
7.15 Damien Berry, RB, Miami 7.15 Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho
7.32 Eugene Clifford, S, Tennessee State 7.32 Scott Lutrus, ILB, Uconn

MockThree

RapidMock

Pick Player Pick Player
1.08 Cam Newton, QB, Auburn 1.15 Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida
1.25 Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama 3.07 Mikel Leshoure, RB, Illinois
2.29 Marcus Cannon, OT/OG, TCU 4.30 D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas
3.22 Edmond Gates, WR, Abilene Christian 5.10 Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
 5.16  Virgil Green, TE, Nevada 5.27 Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
 6.01  Johnny White, RB, North Carolina 7.8 Johnny White, RB, North Carolina
 7.07 Andrew Jackson, OG, Fresno State 7.14 Rob Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic
 7.32 Mario Harvey, LB, Marshall 7.15 Jah Reid, OT, Central Florida
7.32 Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers

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Miami Dolphins Draft – Mock One

April 4, 2011 11 comments

Thanks to the efforts of Brandon Nall, a bunch of us recently participated in a 7-round mock draft via Twitter, named Mock One. We allowed trades in this draft, which I personally think is more realistic than a mock draft with zero trades. For realism, we were only allowed to trade draft picks, which is the current situation with the lockout. The GMs may or may not have been way off base as to what teams might actually do, but all in all I think we did a pretty good job. Last year there were 42 trades involving draft picks, whereas we made only 30 (albeit a lot in the first two rounds).

I participated as the GM for the Miami Dolphins, and here are my results:

1.24 – Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

I was able to trade down twice to this pick, which turned out to be a huge boon for several reasons. I not only gained a second and third round pick, but I was able to draft a player at the top of my list despite moving to the bottom of the first round. Here is what I posted about Mallett after I drafted him:

With the 24th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins take Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas. The fourth quarterback off the board, we feel he had top 5 potential before off-field rumors and questions about his athleticism dramatically reduced his draft stock. We do not put much stock in rumors, and his on-the-field positives far outweigh the negatives. While Mark Ingram was also available, we felt the potential franchise quarterback was much more important than the talented running back.

After trading down twice to the 24th pick, the Dolphins feel great about the picks we gained in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Feeling we can now effectively fill other needs in the early rounds of the draft, taking Ryan Mallett became the increasingly clear choice as our pick approached, especially with teams needing a quarterback picking soon after us. We are excited to welcome the next great Dolphins quarterback to Miami! Read more…