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Final 2016 (Not a) Mock Draft, Round 1, 2016 NFL Draft (or, Please, Please, Please do not Draft Paxton Lynch)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My big board is finalized, a couple days ago I did a 3 round mock, here is round one - I'm not predicting, I'm saying what each team should do.  If the Niners take Lynch I quit.

1. Los Angeles J.Goff QB Cal
-Goff's my top rated QB; I would not have made this move up.  Outside of Andrew Luck, I'm just never dealing up in the NFL Draft.  I want the picks.

2. Philadelphia C.Wentz QB ND St
-You can't move up here and not take the QB, but were they not to have given up all those assets, I'd prefer Ramsey to the Eagles.

3. San Diego D.Buckner DL Oregon
-I've got Buckner higher than Bosa for 3-4 teams, that's the Chargers.

4. Dallas J.Bosa DE Ohio St.
-Dallas needs help from the edge and that's Bosa.

5. Jacksonville J.Ramsey DB Florida St.
-With Jack's injury issues Ramsey moves to #1 on my board and he doesn't get by the CB starved Jags.

6. Baltimore L.Tunsil T Miss
-My #2 overall and a position of need for the Ravens.

7. San Francisco M.Jack LB UCLA
-I'm not a doctor, so if Jack slips out of the top ten based on medical, I can't scream too loudly.  He's my favorite player in the draft, this is a position of need, and maybe if I'm the Niners I deal down to a team who wants Stanley here if I think I can get Jack a tick lower.  But if they stay and the board falls this way, Jack's the last elite talent on my board and I want him.

8. Cleveland E.Elliott RB Ohio St
-Browns have needs everywhere, if they don't move down Elliott is a guy who can stay on the field all 3 downs and become the face of the franchise.

9. Tampa S.Rankins DT Louis
-Put Rankins next to McCoy and they really control the line of scrimmage.

10. NY Giants J.Conklin T Mich St.
-Elliott makes a lot of sense for a NY trade up with Cleveland if Dallas doesn't take him too early, Coleman is my top WR and it's not too early for him here either, but I'll take the run blocking tackle.

11. Chicago R.Stanley T NDame
-Bears need pass blocking, there are lots of receivers in the draft, and the plan here would be to get one next.

12. New Orleans S.Lawson DE Clem
-Highest ranked left on my board in a position of need for the Saints.

13. Miami C.Coleman WR Bay
-Top receiver on my board, a legit game breaking threat for Tannehill.

14. Oakland L.Floyd OLB Geo
-Raiders could also go with Doctson to pair with Cooper, here, I've got them taking the guy they wanted Aldon Smith to still be.

15. Tennessee W.Jackson CB Hou
-Hargreaves is higher on my board but the fit is too good to pass up.

16. Detroit J.Doctson WR TCU
-Not designed as a Calvin Johnson replacement, but they need a receiver and this is how my board falls; Hargreaves also in play but not a great fit.

17. Atlanta J.Reed DT Ala
-This is a bad spot for the Falcons; were the board to fall here it's definitely a deal down.  Whitehair makes a lot of sense but this is probably ten spots too early.

18. Indianapolis R.Ragland ILB Alabama
-Whitehair is also a good Colts fit, and they might deal down, absent that this is a good spot for a new heart of the Colts defense.

19. Buffalo C.Jones DT Miss St
-Rex goes for the super talented but occasionally low motor Jones.

20. NY Jets C.Whitehair G Kan
-Alexander also considered here as a guy who fits the scheme.

21. Washington V.Hargreaves CB Fla
-Washington super pleased if Hargreaves lands to them at 21.

22. Houston K.Joseph S WVA
-Texans have to be looking hard at the next receiver group, but Joseph will come in and start.

23. Minnesota L.Treadwell WR Miss
-Highest player left on my board and fits well with Vikes.

24. Cincinnati R.Kelly C Ala
-Like Joseph, Kelly comes in as the day one starter.

25. Pittsburgh N.Spence DE EKy
-There's not a DB on the board who makes sense here, so they take the pass rusher.

26. Seattle A.Billings Dt Bay
-It's either Decker or Billings, they're right there on the board and they have a need for both.

27. G.Bay H.Henry TE Ark
-It's a one TE draft, the Pack gets Rodgers another set of hands.

28. KCity M.Alexander CB Clem
-They need a corner, Alexander's right here and it's a great fit.

29. Arizona E.Apple CB Oh St.
-Scheme fit dictated Alexander at 28 and does so again with Apple at 29.

30. Carolina E.Ogbah DE Ok St
-Need plus position on the board.

31. Denver V.Butler DL La Tech
-Broncos need a rotation guy on the line, here's that guy.









Tendown, April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

221 is here. This is Tendown 222.






That's all for this time.  I'll be back next time.  If there is a next time.

Your pal,

Jim



This is (not) the 2016 NFL Mock Draft Rnds 1-3 (or, please, please, please don't deal down and take Paxton Lynch)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Not a prediction; my making the pick I think each team should make, rounds 1-3.

As long as the Niners don't take Paxton Lynch in the first round, were cool.

1.       St Louis J.Goff QB Cal
2.       Philadelphia C.Wentz QB ND St.
3.       San Diego D.Buckner  DL Ore
4.       Dallas J.Bosa DL Oh St.
5.       Jacksonville J.Ramsey DB Fl St
6.       Baltimore L.Tunsil T Miss
7.       Niners M.Jack LB UCLA
8.       Cleveland E.Elliott RB Oh St.
9.       Tampa S.Rankins DT Louis
10.   NYG C.Coleman WR Bay
11.   Chicago C.Jones DT Miss St.
12.   New Orleans S.Lawson DE Clem
13.   Miami W.Jackson CB Hou
14.   Oakland J.Doctson WR TCU
15.   Tennessee L.Floyd DE Geo
16.   Detroit J.Conklin T Mich St.
17.   Atlanta C.Whitehair G KSt.
18.   Indianapolis J.Reed DT Ala
19.   Buffalo M.Alexander CB Clem
20.   NYJ R.Stanley T ND
21.   Washington R.Ragland ILB Ala
22.   Houston S.Shepard WR Okla
23.   Minnesota L.Treadwell WR Miss
24.   Cincinnati K.Joseph S WVA
25.   Pittsburgh S.Calhoun DE Mich St
26.   Seattle A.Billings DT Baylor
27.   GBay  V.Hargreaves CB UF
28.   KCity E.Apple CB Oh St.
29.   Arizona R.Kelly C Ala
30.   Carolina E.Ogbah DE Ok St
31.   Denver H.Henry TE Ark
32.   Cleveland P.Lynch QB Mem
33.   Tennessee L.Carroo WR Rutgers
34.   Dallas J.Bullard DT Florida
35.   San Diego R.Higgins WR Col St.
36.   Baltimore V.Butler DL LaTech
37.   San Francisco J.Spriggs T Ind
38.   Jacksonville A.Johnson DL Penn St.
39.   Tampa K.Reed CB SMiss
40.   NYG T.Decker T Oh St.
41.   Chicago M.Thomas WR OhSt
42.   Miami A.Washington DL Oh St.
43.   Tennessee  A.Robinson DT Ala
44.   Oakland S.Day DT ND
45.   Tennessee N.Martin C ND
46.   Detroit R.Nkemdiche DE Miss
47.   NOrleans M.Thomas WR SMiss
48.   Indianapolis S.Wright OLB Ari
49.   Buffalo N.Spence DE EKy
50.   Atlanta S.Cravens S USC
51.   NYJ J.Adams TE S.Carolina
52.   Houston K.Clark DL UCLA
53.   Washington J.Thuney T NC St.
54.   Minnesota C.Nassib DE Penn St.
55.   Cincinnati J.Garnett G Stanford
56.   Seattle P.Perkins RB UCLA
57.   Green Bay K.Dixon RB LaTech
58.   Pittsburgh J.Cash S Duke
59.   KC K.Fackrell DE Utah St
60.   New England D.Braverman WR WMich
61.   New England H.Ridgeway DL Tex
62.   Carolina K.Garrett WR Tulsa
63.   Denver  I.Seumalo G Ore St.
64.   Tennessee C.Jones CB Ala
65.   Cleveland W.Fuller WR ND
66.   San Diego C.Westerman G Ariz St.
67.   Dallas K.Byard S Midd Tenn
68.   San Francisco M.Mitchell WR Geo
69.   Jacksonville D.Lee OLB Oh St.
70.   Baltimore D.Harris CB A&M
71.   NYG M.Collins DL Neb
72.   Chicago J.Howard RB Ind
73.   Miami J.Schobert OLB Wisc
74.   Tampa V.Bell S Oh St.
75.   Oakland K.Dodd DE Clem
76.   Tenn  J.Smith LB ND
77.   Cleveland N.Kwiatkowski LB WVA
78.   NO D.Latham DL Ind
79.   Philadelphia B.Miller WR Oh St.
80.   Buffalo S.Coleman T Aub
81.   Atlanta N.VanHoose CB Northw
82.   Indianapolis D.Henry RB Ala
83.   NYJ S.Daniels LB BC
84.   Wash T.Boyd WR Pitt
85.   Houston K.Correa DE Boise
86.   Minnesota K.Murphy T Stan
87.   Cincinnati C.LeBlanc CB FAU
88.   GB B.Kaufusi DE BYU
89.   Pitt X.Howard CB Bay
90.   Seattle P.Cooper WR S.Carol
91.   NE D.Lowry DE Northw
92.   Ariz C.Cook QB Mich St.
93.   Carolina T.Young CB Temp
94.   Den C.Kessler QB USC
95.   Detroit J.Perry LB Ohio St.
96.   NE M.Skura C Duke
97.   Seattle J.Dahl T Wash St

98.   Denver M.Tuerk C USC

Final 2016 Big Board, NFL Draft

Friday, April 22, 2016

Final version, morning of Round One.  If the Niners take Lynch I quit.

1.       J.Ramsey DB Fl St. 
2.       L.Tunsil T Miss 
3.       J.Bosa Ohio St DE 
  4. M.Jack LB UCLA 
  5. D.Buckner Ore DE 
6.       E.Elliott RB Oh St 
7.       J.Goff Cal QB 
  8.  R.Stanley T ND 
  9.  C.Wentz QB ND St 
10.   J.Conklin T Mich St. 

11.   S.Rankins DT Louis 
12.   S.Lawson DE Clem 
13.   C.Coleman WR Bay 
14.   V.Hargreaves CB Fla 
15.   J.Doctson WR TCU 
16.   L.Floyd OLB Geo 
17.   L.Treadwell WR Ole Miss
18.   W.Jackson CB Hou 
19.   J.Reed DT Ala 
20.   R.Ragland ILB Ala 

21.   E.Apple CB Oh St
22.   A.Robinson DT Ala
23.   A.Billings DT Bay 
24.   K.Joseph S WVA 
25.   N.Spence DE EKU 
26.   T.Decker T Oh 
27.   V.Butler DE LaTech 
28.   R.Kelly C Ala 
29.   R.Nkemdiche DT Miss 
30.   M.Alexander CB 

31.   C.Jones DT Miss St 
32.   E.Ogbah DE Ok st 
33.   W.Fuller WR ND 
34.   C.Whitehair G KSt 
35.   S.Shepard WR Okla 
  36.   M.Thomas WR Oh St 
  37. H. Henry TE Ark 
38.   J.Spriggs T Ind 
39.   D.Lee OLB Oh St. 
40.   K.Clark DT UCLA 

41.   J.Bullard DT Fla 
42.   P.Lynch QB Mem 
43.   J.Garnett G Stan 
44.   S.Cravens OLB USC 
45.   A.Johnson DT Penn St 
46.   N.Martin C ND 
47.   K.Dodd DE Clem 
48.   T.Boyd WR Pit 
49.   S.Calhoun DE Mich St 
50.   V.Bell S Oh St 

51.   S.Day DT ND 
52.   K.Correa OLB Boise 
53.   L.Carroo WR Bay 
54.   D.Henry RB Ala 
55.   K.Dixon RB La Tech 
56.   C.Cook QB Mich St 
57.   J.Adams TE SCarol 
58.   A.Washington DT Ala 
59.   J.Schobert OLB Wisc 
60.   C.Nassib DE Penn St 

61.   J.Hargrave DT SC St 
62.   B.Miller WR Oh St 
63.   L.Clark T TTEch 
64.   B.Kaufusi DE BYU 
65.   A.Burns CB Mia 
66.   M.Collins DT Neb 
67.   C.Jones CB Ala 
68.   J.Howard RB Ind 
69.   H.Ridgeway DT Tex 
70.   X.Howard CB Bay 

71.   J.Ward DE Ill 
72.   K.Fackrell OLB Utah St 
73.   J.Perry OLB Oh St 
74.   J.Cash OLB Duke 
75.   J.Smith OLB ND
76.   C.Westerman G Ar St 
77.   S.Coleman T Aub 
78.   G.Ifedi T AM 
79.   D.Braverman WR WMich 
80.   K.Fuller CB VT 

81.   R.Higgins WR Col St 
82.   D.Thompson S Boise 
83.   M.Mitchell WR Geo 
84.   D.Booker RB Utah
85.   K.Neal S UF 
86.   A.Hooper TE Stan 
87.   N.Kwiatkowski LB BYU
88.   R.Blair DE App St 
89.   J.Jenkins LB Geo 
90.   M.Thomas WR SMiss 

91.   P.Perkins RB UCLA 
92.   J.Thuney G NC St 
93.   K.Reed CB SMiss 
94.   I.Seumalo G Ore St 
95.   K.Garnett WR Tulsa 
96.   D.Harris CB AM 
97.   S.Wright ILB Ari 
98.   K.Murphy T Stan 
99.   K.Byard S Mid Ten St 

100.                        D.Latham T Ind 

April 2016 Athlete of the Month

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

March is here.



Breanna Stewart.  Runners-up: Kris Jenkins, Trevor Story, Bryce Harper

The year's a third of the way down; here's the race for 2016 Athlete of the Year.

January-Von Miller
February-Lionel Messi
March - Buddy Hield
April-Breanna Stewart


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