here's my new mock!
1st round (27)
Traded for a 1st next year and a 2nd this year
1st round (31)
Michael Brockers*, DT, LSU
Height: 6-5. Weight: 322.
40 Time: 5.33. 10-Yd Split: 1.77.
Vertical: 26.5. Broad: 8-9.
Projected Round (2012): 1.
3/14/12: Brockers' stock was rising into the top 10 before a disappointing showing at the Combine. He had a startlingly low total on the bench press while running slow. The big defensive tackle is a one-year wonder, so his stock is fluid.
Brockers was one of the leaders of a group of future NFL defensive linemen at LSU. He was a disruptive force in 2011, totaling 54 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Brockers didn't see a ton of action as a redshirt freshman in 2010, assembling only 25 tackles, one tackle for a loss and zero sacks. This year, Brockers played well in both games against Alabama. In the National Championship game, he totaled seven tackles and a blocked kick.
A well-rounded player, Brockers is fast and strong. He could stay as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense or move to defensive end in a 3-4 set. Brockers has the length and a strong enough build to fit as a potential five-technique defensive end.
2nd from trade
Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut
Height: 6-4. Weight: 299.
40 Time: 4.79.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 9-5.
Arm: 33 1/4. Hand: 9 1/2.
Projected Round (2012): 1-2.
3/14/12: Reyes was another defensive tackle who had a superb Combine. He was extremely fast in the 40 and looked good in the field drills.
At the Senior Bowl, Reyes routinely beat offensive linemen in the one-on-one drills. He has a powerful bull rush to go along with some surprising speed rushes. The North defensive linemen really struggled with blocking him all week. Reyes is fast closing on the quarterback with the quickness off the snap to be a potential three-technique pass rusher in the NFL.
Reyes played well in 2011, totaling 46 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sack. He has some developmental skills. If Reyes gets good coaching at the NFL level, he could turn into a steal. Reyes has some nice speed and can get some pressure in the pocket.
8/21/11: Kendall Reyes is a good athlete and team leader. He has been a starter the past two seasons. In 2010, Reyes had 10 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, and 39 tackles. He also had an interception returned 79 yards. Reyes has been a leader of the program the past couple of seasons. He looks like a potential three technique in a 4-3 defense or a five technique in a 3-4 defense.
2nd round (48 from Oakland)
Peter Konz*, C, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.58.
Bench: 18. Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2012): 2.
3/6/12: Konz had a disappointing Combine performance with only 18 reps on the bench press. He did not perform in the field drills. Konz's bench press total was surprising considering he is a power player from a collegiate offense that produces big, strong linemen. Teammate Kevin Zeitler had 32 reps in the bench press and weighs exactly the same as Konz.
While his Combine performance doesn't help, when teams go back and look at the tape of last season, Konz's stock figures to get a boost. The junior produced a stack of dominant tapes for NFL evaluators in 2011. He played well against future draft picks like Michigan State's Jerel Worthy and Nebraska's Jared Crick. The Badgers have had a fabulous running offense, and Konz is an excellent run blocker. He seals holes well, gets to the second level, and puts defenders on the ground regularly. Konz did a solid job in pass protection for quarterback Russell Wilson.
Late in the season, Konz dislocated his ankle and that caused him to sit out some games including the Big Ten championship. With Konz out of the game, Worthy was a much bigger force for Michigan State in the rematch. Konz returned and played well in the Rose Bowl against Oregon.
8/20/11: Peter Konz started 11 games in 2010 after starting nine games at center in 2009. He is a big, powerful blocker who has sound technique. Konz isn't the most mobile blocker, but Wisconsin has had a lot of production running behind him and up the middle of Big Ten defenses. Konz should have another year of that type of tape for NFL evaluators.
2nd round (62)
Trade for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, round pick
276 points= 3rd ~150, 4th ~80, 5th ~35, 6th ~21 for a total of ~286
3rd trade for hoyer
Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska
Height: 6-4. Weight: 279.
40 Time: 4.94. 10-Yd Split: 1.69.
Vertical: 31. Broad: 8-8.
Projected Round (2012): 2-4.
3/13/12: Crick was having a mixed season before a torn pectoral muscle ended his year. He had six tackles with a sack against Washington. It was his first sack of the season, and the senior played really well. Crick was close to a number of other sacks and was having his way with the Huskies' offensive line. Against Wisconsin, he played well against the Badgers' powerful offensive line.
For the year, Crick had 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and one pass broken up in five games. It is unclear if he will be healthy enough to participate in pre-draft workouts. Although Crick ran at the Combine, but wasn't ready to do the bench press. Until his health status is cleared up, his draft stock is very fluid.
8/21/11: Jared Crick got noticed in 2009, when he had a strong season next to Ndamukong Suh. Crick recorded 9.5 sacks with 12.5 tackles for a loss with 73 tackles. In 2010, Crick started out slowly as he adjusted to life without Suh. As the season progressed, Crick picked up his play with seven sacks in the final eight games. For the season, he totaled 9.5 sacks with 14.5 tackles for a loss and 70 tackles. At the pro level, Crick looks like he could fit as a five-technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense, or stay as a 4-3 defensive tackle.
3rd from trade
George Iloka, S, Boise State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 225.
40 Time: 4.59.
Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 10-4.
Arm: 34 1/2. Hand: 9 5/8.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.
3/29/12: In 2011, Iloka was second on Boise State in tackles with 58, but had zero interceptions and only one pass broken up. Against TCU, he gave up some passes deep downfield. Additionally, Arizona State torched Iloka in the Bowl game. That being said, he did well defending the run for the Broncos.
Iloka helped his stock by playing well at the Senior Bowl. The big safety was physical and stood out by being around the ball and making some plays in the short to intermediate part of the field. At the Combine, his tightness was exposed as he is too stiff to turn his hips and run. That will be a big issue for Iloka in the NFL. He was the epitome of high and tight in the field drills, and that will hurt his stock in the passing-driven NFL.
8/26/11: George Iloka is entering his third season as a starter and fourth season of significant playing time. In his career, he made the majority of his splash plays as a freshman, notching four interceptions with 6.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and 63 tackles. In Iloka's first year as a starter, his numbers dipped to 48 tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and one interception. Last season, he had 63 tackles with two tackles for a loss and two interceptions. Iloka is an experienced player with size. He needs to increase his takeaways as a senior.
3rd pick 93
Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
Height: 5-10. Weight: 197.
40 Time: 4.41. 10-Yd Split: 1.50
Vertical: 33. Broad: 9-8.
Arm: 31. Hand: 8 5/8.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.
3/12/12: Pead helped himself with a nice week of practice at Mobile, Alabama. He performed well as a runner, receiver, blocker and returner. At the Combine, Pead ran well along with looking natural in the receiving drills. He looks like a good complEmentary back as part of a stable as an ideal third-down back.
In 2011, Pead averaged 5.3 yards per carry with 1,259 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 319 yards and three scores. Pead runs with good vision and balance. The senior had huge games against Tennessee, North Carolina State and Louisville, but he did not play well against either South Florida or Connecticut.
Pead is a good back for third down as he is a willing blocker and quality receiver. Those could be his most appealing characteristics. Pead runs too upright and will need to run with better pad level in the NFL. He also had some issues with ball security
8/18/11: The Bearcats' standout Isaiah Pead ran for 1,029 yards and six scores while averaging 6.6 yards per carry. He caught 26 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown last year. Pead runs like a downhill, power back even though he is not a big back. An aspect of Pead's game that will appeal to talent evaluators is his blitz pickup in pass protection. He shows an astute ability to identify blitzers, and get enough contact to provide time for the passer. Pead has quickness through the hole, but can be caught from behind.
4th round pick (126)
Jake Bequette, DE/OLB, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 275.
40 Time: 4.78. 10-Yd Split: 1.72.
Vertical: 34. Broad: 9-5.
Arm: 32. Hand: 9 1/4.
Projected Round (2012): 4.
3/14/12: Bequette had a solid Combine performance after a nice week at the Senior Bowl. He also spent some time as an outside linebacker and showed the potential to play the position in the NFL. If a 3-4 team drafts Bequette, it may want to have him drop 10 pounds so he can get quicker.
Bequette had a feast-or-famine season. He missed three games with a hamstring injury, two of which were against Alabama and Texas A&M. Bequette was quiet in some of the other games but exploded against South Carolina with three sacks and a forced fumble. For the season, he had 28 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks and five forced fumbles. Bequette was producing well late in the regular season but was held in check by LSU. He finished his season strong with two sacks against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl.
8/21/11: In 2010, Jake Bequette had seven sacks with 32 tackles and 8.5 tackles for a loss. He enters his senior year with 13.5 sacks over 32 starts. Bequette has already finished his bachelor's degree and is getting a master's. His intelligence and character will appeal to teams during the interview process. If Bequette adds weight, he could be a five technique in a 3-4, otherwise he looks like a left end in a 4-3 defense.
4th round (from trade)
Kashif Moore, WR, U Conneticut
Height: 5-9. Weight: 194.
40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2012): 4-5.
Moore is a dedicated and tireless worker. These are values that he learned early on from his father who was in the United States Air Force and taught Kashif how to be dicisplined and dedicated. “My Dad really kept his thumb on my growing up. He taught me that hard work pays off and I try to follow those words today.” It was that type of work ethic and leadership that earned him a team captain as a Senior. Moore prides himself on “setting a good example, showing up on time and showing teammates how hard to work.”
If Moore wasn’t known before the NFL combine he definitely made himself known while in Indianapolis. Moore arguably had the best workout of any WR who attended the 2012 NFL Combine. He ran an official 4.41 forty and had unofficial hand time of 4.35, which is one of the top times posted at the combine. Moore’s vertical jump of 43.5″ was the best vertical at the combine regardless of position. Moore also posted top five numbers in the 3 Cone (6.82) and the short shuttle (4.05) showcasing his change of direction and explosion in and out of breaks. The workout Wowed scouts and will universally make scouts go back and look at Moore again on film.
5th round from trade
Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
Height: 6-0. Weight: 194.
40 Time: 4.44. 10-Yd Split: 1.51.
Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-6.
Arm: 30 1/4.
Projected Round (2012): 4-5.
3/29/12: A player who needed a solid showing at the Combine and got it was Judie. He ran well in the 40-yard dash and checked in bigger than expected. If Judie's physicals and interviews went well then the Combine really helped his stock. He sat on his Combine numbers at his pro day.
Judie missed six games this season, including those against Oklahoma State, and the chance to show his coverage ability against star receiver Justin Blackmon; and Oklahoma with its receivers Ryan Broyles, Kenny Stills and Jaz Reynolds. In the other games, Judie had mixed performances. He did not fare well against Baylor and its dynamic passing attack.
For the season, Judie had 22 tackles with a sack and five passes broken up. This season hurt his stock.
8/25/11: Coryell Judie has good speed with some size. He recorded four interceptions with 57 tackles and four passes broken up last season. Judie is a solid player who played well against Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles. He was an All-Big XII second-team selection for the season. If Judie can maintain his production in 2011, he should be a solid second or third-round pick.
6th round (from trade)
Ryan Miller, G, Colorado
Height: 6-7. Weight: 321.
40 Time: 5.27.
Arm: 33 1/8.
Projected Round (2012): 6
3/6/12: Miller was shaky at the East-West Shrine. At times, he was dominant and other times he was abused. Miller struggles with his pad level and knee bend in large part because of his height. When he stands straight up, he gets beat. At the Combine, Miller looked improved. He will need a good coach in the NFL who can improve his technique.
Miller had a strong senior season with some impressive games. He showed the ability to be a forceful run blocker. Miller is a very good athlete and has excellent quickness to fire out of his stance to get to the second level. He anchors well in the pass rush and has the mobility to slide with defenders. Some teams are interested in developing Miller at right tackle. He had an impressive game against Washington.
8/20/11: Ryan Miller enters the season with a lot of preseason hype from the national media. He was an All-Big XII honorable mention in 2010 and a 12-game starter at right guard. In 2009, Miller started seven games at right guard and five games at right tackle due to injuries along the line. He is a powerful blocker who moves well for his size.