2015 Steelers Mock Draft: Alex Kozora Version 2.0 – Pre Free Agency

On the first official afternoon of free agency, we’ll conduct a final Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 NFL mock draft before everything gets shaken back up. This may only be relevant for a little bit but it’s nice to compare a pre-free agency mock to one after the dust settles.

Like the last one, this one, and my future mocks, I will use fanspeak.com’s mock draft simulator. The sim can be a little quirky sometimes but it helps me avoid picking an “ideal” mock and account for the twists and turns the actual draft will provide.

As you’ll notice, this new one will provide with some names that haven’t been commonly thrown around and ones that, quite frankly, I need to do more research on. But it’s nice to throw new names into the mix and avoid the draft process being stale and boxed in to a select group of possibilities.

Round 1 Pick 22 – Vic Beasley – OLB – Clemson – 6’3 246

I would have strongly considered Marcus Peters but he went one selection ahead to the Cincinnati Bengals. I was left with three options. Maxx Williams, Alvin Dupree, and Beasley. I’ve professed my fondness for the former two; Dupree is a freak like Beasley and Williams is a ten year starter in the NFL.

But it’s clear a dominant pass rushing linebacker is the most critical piece this Steelers’ team needs. This is a team that hasn’t won a playoff game without a double-digit pass rusher since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger’s rookie year.

Beasley is a skill set that doesn’t come along often. A bonafide playmaker with an explosive first step and nasty spin. Over the last two years, he has 44.5 TFL, including 25 sacks. That’s domination.

You can’t go wrong with any of these choices. And I still want to take a closer look at Beasley. But he gives the Steelers the ROLB Jarvis Jones was supposed to be and so far, hasn’t been.

Bio: http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205529390

Other Players Considered on the Board: Maxx Williams, Alvin Dupree

Mock Draft Notes: Couldn’t argue with either of those two but Beasley’s ability to change a game was too good to pass up.

Round 2 Pick 24 – Quinten Rollins – CB – Miami (OH) – 5’11 193

This one doesn’t change though my board didn’t leave me with a lot of alternative options. Oklahoma nose tackle Jordan Phillips was still on the board and was a tempting value selection. If I was allowed to trade out, I would have in a heartbeat. But there’s no place to put Phillips if I select him. It’s not like a WR or CB who I can have multiple of on the field on a given play.

Reasoning hasn’t changed much on Rollins. He has tight hips  due to one year of football, but the progress he showed in one season being around the game is borderline remarkable. If Cortez Allen can get his mind right, Rollins can start the year as the #4 CB in a worst-case scenario where he really isn’t deemed ready to see the field.

Bio: http://www.muredhawks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205458193

Other Players Considered on the Board: Jordan Phillips, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Duke Johnson

Mock Draft Notes: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was another option that crossed my mind. He could be back by mid-September from his torn ACL, but his rookie year would still probably wind up being a redshirt. Phillips has the value but at a limited position and with how much nickel teams run, just doesn’t present the need. Rare case where we go against BPA.

Round 3 Pick 23 – John Miller – OG – Louisville – 6’2/4 303

Miller is a kid I’ve been high on for quite some time. Guards aren’t flashy. Especially ones that don’t even hit the 6’3 benchmark. But Miller has impressive length at 33 1/4 inches and big, 10 1/4 hands.

With 47 career starts under his belt, Miller’s tape shows few flaws. He generates an impressive push in the run game and the upper body strength to anchor in pass protection. An ideal replacement for Ramon Foster in 2016 and who knows, maybe he challenges for a starting role in year one. Foster’s contract runs through the end of this upcoming year and there isn’t a replacement for him on the roster.

I’m of the mindset of acquiring talent and value. Miller in the third fulfills both of those areas, even if his impact may not be immediately felt.

Bio: http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/john_miller_756847.html

Other Players Considered on the Board: Henry Anderson, Jesse James, Tyler Lockett

Mock Draft Notes: I’ve been high on Anderson for a few weeks now. James is a prospect most Steelers’ fans’ love and eventually, I plan to put Lockett in a mock one of these days. I will proceed to get yelled for that.

Round 4 Pick 22 – Clayton Geathers – SS – Central Florida – 6’1/5 218

Geathers is the kid I just profiled. One of the most physical safeties, he’s a taller Shamarko Thomas with perhaps more range.

Another player with a ridiculous amount of starting experience, 52 for the Knights, and has always been productive. Lacks great long speed but takes good angles to the ball in the air and uses his length to play the ball in the air.

He may not start Week One but even as a starter, was a multi-phase special teams player in 2014.

As of this writing, Will Allen has not been re-signed and the team is trying to jettison Troy Polamalu. So safety is a need, even though I’d bet on Allen coming back and the team dabbling in the market for another piece.

Bio: http://www.ucfknights.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/clayton_geathers_587165.html

Other Players Considered on the Board: David Johnson, Tyler Kroft

Mock Draft Notes: Kroft’s talk has gone quiet with him nursing a high ankle sprain but I’m still a fan. Guy that was stuck in a bad scheme with an equally bad QB. David Johnson is a tremendous athlete who schooled D1 competition. Would be a fine pick and I selected him in my mock offseason.

Round 5 Pick 24 – Josh Robinson – RB – Mississippi State – 5’7/7 217

With a Maurice Jones-Drew type build, Robinson is short, not small. Distinct difference between the two. Another player I want to learn about but he was highly productive against tough competition.

He rushed for over 1200 yards and 6.3 yards per carry in 2014. That included a 197 yard outburst against LSU. Robinson made himself useful out of the backfield too, hauling in 28 receptions an average over 13 yards per grab.

Just one year of full-time starting experience but that kept his wear and tear light.

I rarely post GIFs in here but to help convince you to think about Robinson, check out this run against Kentucky. One of the best of the year.

If you lost count, that’s six broken tackles plus dragging 269 pound Bud Dupree a couple extra yards at the end of an exhausting run. If that doesn’t perk you up, nothing will.

Bio: http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205503173

Other Players Considered on the Board: Nick Boyle, Jeremy Langford, Joey Mbu

Mock Draft Notes: Going against Langford might seem blasphemous to some Steelers’ fans but I don’t want to box ourselves into one, mid-round running back with the Le’Veon Bell connection.

Boyle could easily work his way into one of my mocks and is a guy I want to get tape on. A type of player the Steelers are probably attracted to. Big body who is a blocker first but has some sneaky athleticism. The type of player Matt Spaeth was supposed to be. Mbu is long with a massive, strong base.

Round 6 Pick 23 – Corey Crawford – DE – Clemson – 6’5 283

Crawford needs to add weight in order to become a 3-4 DE. But you can’t deny he fits the height and length requirements, measuring in with 34 1/2 inch arms. In a class that is weak at five tech, Crawford is an appealing late round option.

Not the most eye-catching numbers but came up big against Florida State, recording two TFLs and a sack, good enough to be named co-defensive player of the game.

It will take him a little while to add 15 pounds but done the right away, he should be able to get up to 300 pounds without much issue.

Another player I want to study more. A supplemental benefit of conducting these mocks. Helps me learn about what players/positions I need to work towards.

Bio: http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&ATCLID=205529455

Other Players Considered on the Board: Craig Mager, Davis Tull, Darius Philon

Mock Draft Notes: Not a lot of options I considered and another reason why I went out of left field to select Crawford. Mager is another player I want to throw tape on. Tull tested off the charts at the Combine.

Round 7 Pick 22 – Justin Coleman – CB – Tennessee – 5’10/5 185

Coleman is a player we’ve mentioned and hope to have a report of soon. His 40 time was just ok, a 4.53, but ran possibly the fastest ten split ever – a 1.42 that I can still hardly believe. Jumped 37.5 inches and had a short shuttle under four flat, one of only a handful at his position to accomplish that. Shows a lot of short area quickness, an important trait for a traditional Steelers’ corner.

Productive senior season with four interceptions and five pass breakups. Good starting experience against top competition, too.

Bio: http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/justin_coleman_740906.html

Other Players Considered on the Board: Zach Wagenmann, Devin Mahina, Bobby McCain

Mock Draft Notes: Let Wagenmann go in this one to mix it up. Wasn’t drafted and I’d immediately contact his agent as a PFA. Same with Mahina. Tight end who isn’t getting any attention but has a draftable grade from me.

Final Notes: This is a different mock with some new names but still at the same key positions. Tight end has become tricky for me. Multiple times where I thought about it but never pulled the trigger. This is a team that stubbornly neglects the position anyway.

I fill my need at pass rusher, get a corner who could develop within a season, a guard of the future, and some intriguing measurable prospects in the back end of my draft.

Feel free to leave your input below. The final selections in a screenshot below.

About the Author

Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • Ben Saluri

    Steady meat and potatoes kinda draft, I’ll take it.

  • Nwall2

    I love this mock draft, especially the Rollins, Miller, and Coleman picks!

  • afrazier9

    dude this would be a great draft to me

  • kev4heels

    would be a great draft.
    i just don’t see beasley playing on the strong side.
    the guy is a real rushing specialist though.

    rollins in the 2nd is great and I think Miller could be a pretty good OG.

  • Buccos9

    Your draft must asume that we are re-signing Worilds or a free agent OLB, because what we need at the moment is a a LOLB, not a second ROLB to replace Jarvis Jones (although that may have to happen at some point). If we aren’t getting Worilds back or a free agent OLB, I’d take Dupree over Beasley for the LOLB position because of his size. Unless you think we could live with Moats at LOLB all year.

  • Game_Time

    1st Marcus Peters, CB, Washington or Jalen Collins CB LSU
    2nd Owamagbe Odighizuwa OLB UCLA or Markus Golden, OLB, Missouri
    3rd Jesse James TE, Penn State
    4th Kevin White, CB, TCU
    5th Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State or Josh Robinson RB. Miss. St.
    6th Max Garcia OT/OG/OC, Florida
    7th Ray Drew DE/DT, Georgia

  • Joecool328

    This would work for me, but I don’t think there’s any way Langford will last till the 5th round. He was one of the fastest RB’s at the combine.

  • Game_Time

    I’m with you….. But teams are not valuing the RB position like they use to, so there’s a possibility that he may be around in the later rounds

  • Chad H

    I can dig it.

  • NinjaMountie

    Who you got with the other 6th round compensatory pick?

  • Vinhudd

    Agree 100% with you afrazier9.

  • ApexSteel

    I like it. I’m sold on Beasley I think he can be a great one.

  • NinjaMountie

    Moats can play either side. Assume Beasley works out then Moats plays opposite him. JJ hasn’t shown that he’s an upgrade over Moats at all so I don’t see it being an issue.

  • Zach Howerton

    Josh Robinson is a freaking beast. He’ll be playing in the NFL for a long, long time.

  • Zach Howerton

    Craig Mager? Davis Tull?

  • Harley Crockett

    I think I’ll be glad if Peters is gone by 22–IMO, they’ve used up all the mulligans (at least for a few more years) with these questionable cats

  • NinjaMountie

    I know you can’t do it on fanspeak but they could have gone off the board by compensatory time. That’s why I asked, our compensatory pick would only screw up the 7th round in fanspeak so it’s a little easier to speculate.

  • Bill Sechrengost

    I would be ecstatic with this draft, if it went this way. I know what you mean about the TE. It is hard not to include one. My mock draft would be:
    1. Alvin Dupree, OLB Kentucky
    2. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB Oregon
    3. Henry Anderson, DL Stanford
    4. Jeff Heuerman, TE Ohio State
    5. Chris Hackett, S TCU
    6. John Crockett, RB North Dakota St.
    7. Terry Poole, OL San Diego State

  • Biggie

    I’d love to get Beasley but after blowing up the combine he is not making it past top 15 and likely is a top 10 pick now. Dupree is still our best best, but Gregory if anyone falls could be an option, maybe even Harold, if we go OLB. I like Rollins some but he is slipping down the draft due to his performance at the combine, his pro day will be key. He might be available in 3rd round now. I like Robinson at RB, but overall the draft is pretty meh, because no way we get Beasley.

  • Lil Smitty

    The person in this draft that I am most excited about is Robinson. I know Bell will be taking almost every handoff when he is healthy or eligible to play, but eventually he will need to take some series off. Robinson would also be a change up of running styles.
    I would still want Wagemann in the sixth round. I think he could be a good hybrid OLB/DE.

  • John Schutz

    Like all these picks…Rollins is probably my least favorite but Geathers is a gem, as is Corey Crawford. He’s the perfect sized college 3-4 DE and if we decide to shift ot a more 4-3 look he would be good in that role as well. Robinson is so underrated I’m surprised he would fall that far. But, overall, I would be thrilled if this is what we end up with.

  • Bino

    Was ifo off the board in the 3rd?

  • Ike Evans

    Thats wat I was thinking… Hes too small to play strong side… This pick would mean the Jarvis Jones era is over

  • Nolrog

    This addresses the most crtical needs, though, I am curious what corners were available in the first round at #22. The only real comment that I have is that I would have liked to have seen a TE in the middle of the draft somewhere.

  • Matt Manzo

    That’s a good Steelers draft! Beasley might not be an elephant but he’s a Troy Polamalu at LB! He’d definitely make a difference on this D. Shark, Shazier and Beasley would be weapons!
    I have to do some studying on Coleman. See if he’s better than Celiscar?
    I feel like we need a TE. But I also think the FO could like Blanchflower and see him as a third TE. So skipping it’s not out of the question.

    Is John Miller better than Ali Marpet?

  • LucasY59

    I would be taking Anderson in the 3rd instead of Miller, after they cut Keisel they need depth at DE (scam doesnt count as depth)

  • LucasY59

    If the Steelers don’t plan to draft a TE (a lot of the prospect meetings that have been reported are TE’s so it looks like they are pretty serious (as they should be the two starters have 2 more yrs and both could retire) I’ve seen reports that they have meet with James, Williams, Bell and have a visit scheduled with Clear) they should sign FA Housler

  • LucasY59

    I would take Marpet, seems more scheme verastile, Miller might be Power only (which is the problem they already have with Foster)

  • LucasY59

    Robinson is a fav of mine and will be a value pick (wont need to use a 3rd or 4th for a backup RB)

  • LucasY59

    Langford is fast but his tape and production arent at the level of some who ran slower than he did, he is a 4th rdr at best and I expect he will be around when the Steelers pick in the 5th

  • patrick Mayfield

    Which big board did you use?

    Pretty lucky to see Dupree and Beasley there in the first

  • It is painful looking at our recent draft history. So many wasted picks and players that are no longer with this team. Hindsight is always 20-20, however. I hope our draft ends up looking like yours, Alex!

  • John

    The team would have to be convinced that Beasley could hold up against the run. He offers a huge upside rushing the passer, but i fear that he wouldnt ever get too because teams would run directly at him. In terms of initial usability, i like Bud Dupree more.

  • Addison

    Oh man if Jordan Phillips was there in the 2nd and they took him the back of my skull would explode out. I’m a YouTube pro scout

  • Jason Vancil

    I would love this draft. Beasley and Rollins would satisfy me.

  • ADH

    everyone is high on this kid Rollins I believe he is a 4th or 5th round pick. Yes I know he put up some nice stats in his one year of production but he doesnt display much athleticism and at the combine it showed now all that can be changed at his pro day coming up but right now to me he is a 4th to 5th pick. Last year it was a corner I cant remember his name that the Cleveland Clowns took and leading up to the draft alot of folks had him going high in the draft like 2nd or 3rd I even saw some where he was projected to be a 1st round pick all because of his size and when the draft came around he was picked in the 6th.

  • Tony Richards

    Say they pick an OLB in the first round and resign Worlids. That’s 4 at OLB and 4 at ILB (Timmons, Shazier, Spence, and Williams). Does this leave Terrence Garvin as the odd man out?

  • Alex Kozora

    They could keep nine. Odds are, Garvin is one of the best 53.

  • Alex Kozora

    Just to clarify, I have Beasley as the ROLB, so the weak side traditionally. But I don’t get too caught up in that anymore. With how balanced teams are, both OLBs better have a similar skillset. No one can play and be weak against the run. You will be exposed and exploited.

  • Alex Kozora

    I would be more surprised than not if the team didn’t pick up a FA OLB. That could mean re-signing Worilds or looking elsewhere (Morgan, Sheard).

    A roster of JJ, Moats, and a rookie OLB would have me feeling a bit uneasy.

  • Alex Kozora

    I won’t make any comp picks until they are officially released. Never know what you’re going to get dealt.

  • Alex Kozora

    Like Hackett in the 5th, Bill. What can you tell me about Poole?

  • Alex Kozora

    Yes.

  • Alex Kozora

    PJ Williams, Jalen Collins, Kevin Johnson were the top CBs. Waynes/Peters off the board.

  • Alex Kozora

    It’s really tough for me to judge Marpet. Nice showings at the Senior Bowl and Combine. But I don’t have any D3 tape laying around.

    From a team standpoint, they rarely dip into small school players. And even rarer small school OL. Two since 1992, I think.

  • Alex Kozora

    Anderson is one of my faves. Talked him up before. Hopefully they can make a move in FA. In my mock offseason, when I couldn’t grab one, I made sure to pick Anderson.

  • Alex Kozora

    Always use composite.

    Was surprised about Beasley, too. Think he was the 10th overall on their board.

  • pat

    I think Coleman could go undrafted but none the less I believe he will be a playmaker especially for us the way we play off and his quick burst and quick speed I can see him making lots of plays could be Keisel of cbs

  • Bill Sechrengost

    I’ve been looking at some lower-round OL that might be flexible. He has played both right and left tackle in college. They think he can play guard or right tackle in the NFL. He had a good workout at the combine. Ran the 40 in 5.09 with 1.84 in the 10 and broad of 9’ 5” and had 25 benches. He played in the East West Shrine game. Probably not able to play LT in the pros. Two-year starter at San Diego State, named All-Mountain West first team in 2014. Measured at 6’ 4” 6/8 and 307 pounds at combine.

  • Matt Manzo

    Yeah, the small school thing works against him. Do you think the new NFL/youtube deal will mean more tape on these guys or just a more organized version of how it is now?

  • Alex Kozora

    Thanks, I’ll have to check him out. Been looking at similar guys. Why I did reports on Finney, Mason, and have one on Jarvis Harrison coming out tomorrow.

  • Alex Kozora

    Still think it’ll be awfully tough for us outsiders to get our hands on much tape from that level.

  • Matt Manzo

    Yeah, I’m hoping we get one of them! I’m just saying they might have more confidence in Blanchflower than we think? But the interviews do make it look like they’re targeting the position. I’m voting for Bell in the later rounds!

  • Reggie Brown

    I’d take DuPree over Beasley who won’t be there at #22 anyway,and a TE over a G in round 3

  • steelcityinny

    Not sold on Rollins, I think he is projected too high for a guy that only started one year. Would prefer Alex Carter if he is still available. I do like the 3rd and fourth round picks, think they are both sleepers with extreme upside and talent. The Steelers have done well in 3rd/4th round picks (except for Dri Archer) over the past few years.

  • Bill Sechrengost

    Looking forward to it.

  • steelcityinny

    Like your picks, just that Ifo in 2nd round is high for a guy who wont be recovered from injury for a good part of the season. Would rather spend that pick on someone who can participate early (even if only special teams) and learn the system in practice. Would be OK with Ifo if in 4th round or later.

  • Thomas

    Many a mock has Vic top 5 and Bud top 10. Realistically only Maxx will be left. And i thought Colbert is hesitant to draft head cases (Peters). Figure Kevin Johnson (WF) is the guy if they go corner. If your mock were to happen that would be a coup.

  • Bill Sechrengost

    I just think that Ifo is a first-round talent, but due to the injury and size, he won’t be taken in the first. In the second round, I think he is the best CB available at their pick. He is worth waiting on his health for the future, IMO. I don’t think he’ll be available later than that.

  • kev4heels

    Ahhh…gotcha Alex. Great job BTW…you know your stuff for sure.

    So, I guess you are advocating getting rid of Jarvis Jones next year? I can’t see how he could succeed over on the left side…do you?

  • Matt Manzo

    Here’s my latest from fanspeak! I used OptimumScouting’s board, won’t use it again. Had too many good players ranked low.
    3 CBs looks weird, but I’m using Thompson as a FS!
    I took Ifo over Carter and KJohnson. I wanted to go KJ but Ifos shutdown ability swayed me, that and he could be ready to play by October.

    22: R1P22
    DE ALVIN DUPREE
    KENTUCKY
    56: R2P24
    CB IFO EKPRE-OLOMU
    OREGON
    87: R3P23
    DE HENRY ANDERSON
    STANFORD
    118: R4P22
    CB RONALD DARBY
    FLORIDA STATE
    152: R5P24
    CB CEDRIC THOMPSON
    MINNESOTA
    183: R6P23
    RB KARLOS WILLIAMS
    FLORIDA STATE
    214: R7P22
    TE BLAKE BELL
    OKLAHOMA

  • John21

    I need to do more homework after Rnd 2 all were surprise names except RB Robinson. How high will DJ from NIU go? I am curious do you like Geathers better than Steve Nelson?

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    Dude, if Jordan Phillips is there… You take him. in 2nd round, that’s a steal.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Kudos to the mock, one of the few I have seen that I actually like. Although I doubt Beasley will fall to us at 22. Dupree might but I don’t think Beasley will. Either or I will be happy with.

  • Good draft Alex, nothing flashy but a solid draft I think. I did one on fanspeak just for fun:
    1. Alvin Dupree DE Kentucky
    2. Alex Carter CB Stanford
    3. Quentin Rollins CB Miami (OH)
    4. Lynden Trail OLB Norfolk St.
    5. Blake Bell TE Oklahoma
    6. Adrian Amos S Penn St.
    7. Karlos Williams RB Florida St.

    Lol ridiculous or no?

  • Sean Conners

    no. steelers will go DB in round 1. This draft looks like it was done by someone who hates the steelers or is saving players for more preferred teams. 1st DB we pick up is short by today’s standards and the 2nd is slow. this draft isn’t even close.

  • keith evans

    here’s my latest using fanspeak rankings, i’m not sold on beasley, can he stop the run? and dupree underwhelms me every time.

    22: R1P22 DE OWAMAGBE ODIGHIZUWA UCLA
    56: R2P24 G A.J. CANN SOUTH CAROLINA
    87: R3P23 RB JAY AJAYI BOISE STATE
    118: R4P22 CB SENQUEZ GOLSON MISSISSIPPI
    152: R5P24 CB CRAIG MAGER TEXAS STATE
    183: R6P23 DE ZACK WAGENMANN MONTANA
    214: R7P22 WR ANDRE DAVIS SOUTH FLORIDA

  • Wil Masisak

    I think 1 is wholly unrealistic.. Dupree and Beasley are long gone at 22. Rd 2 and 3 would not be the choices I’d make. Steve Nelson is superior in every Steelers way to the potential of Rollins… and David Johnson or Henry Anderson are perfect fits and great players… more important than Miller. Love Geathers, I buy Robinson, like Coleman.

    If you’re not big on Steve Nelson, I suggest watching him vs. Brandin Cooks and Jaelen Strong. Completely erased Cooks and took away big plays from Strong by using technique and the sideline. There aren’t many corners in this draft who can deal with that kind of range of opponent.

  • Wil Masisak

    I don’t think Beasley has to play on the strong side… the problem is Jarvis is a roadblock who hasn’t shown he can play on either side.

  • Matt Manzo

    I think it’d be awesome! We could have Trail add a bunch of weight and use him as an end, maybe?

  • LatrWildcat

    Alex, thanks for the mock draft, and thanks for all of your insightful. I don’t get a chance to post much, but I enjoy reading your material, and the other writers as well. Just to pick up on the discussion for a couple of these newer prospects, here is what I saw on game film from them, along with the relevant measurables for their positions:

    Josh Robinson RB (Miss. St) 5’8 217; 4.70 40yd combine (4.65 pro day), 1.66 10yd split

    Strengths: Outstanding redirection (stops on a dime), lots of missed tackles, very good YAC (excellent balance & leg drive, low center of gravity), adequate pass pro, thick legs, sturdy frame.
    Weaknesses: Average quickness, mediocre acceleration & long speed.

    I’m not saying Robinson would ever be anywhere near the runner Barry Sanders was, but his wide-legged, loose-hipped, stop-on-a-dime running style reminds me a little of Sanders’ style, albeit at a slower speed than Sanders played at. Of all the RB’s in this draft, he was probably the most fun to watch on film. I originally had him as a 3-4th round talent, but his borderline undraftable 40yd dash and 10yd split drop him to maybe the 5-6th round for me.

    Davis Tull OLB (Tenn. Chat.) 6’2 246 4.57 40yd (pro day); 42″ vert

    Strengths: Fires low & excellent explosion off snap. Jarring punch. Good bull rush, swim, inside counter, bend.
    Weaknesses: Stiff in space, slow feet, slow re-direction. Inferior competition.
    -Didn’t get to see him play the run on film.

    Zach Wagenmann OLB (Montana) 6″3 247 4.82 40yd; 4.26 shuttle; 37.5″ vert
    Strengths: Fires low, uses hands effectively to disengage. Some bend to turn corner around edge. Maintains low pad level to leverage & anchor vs. run.
    Weaknesses: Mediocre burst off snap. Slow feet. Level of competition.

    -Had a good shuttle time which is more indicative of a 3-4 OLB’s ability to pursue laterally than his 40 time.

  • Donny Simmons

    Alex what board did you use? I like your picks but I still want 2 OLB’s

  • Tony Richards

    Well this is awkward. Now what do the Steelers do about the LOLB? They wouldn’t draft a guy to start a guy to start day one would they?

  • Donny Simmons

    VIEW EACH TEAM’S DRAFT

    22: R1P22
    CB MARCUS PETERS
    WASHINGTON
    56: R2P24
    OLB LORENZO MAULDIN
    LOUISVILLE
    87: R3P23
    DT CARL DAVIS
    IOWA
    118: R4P22
    RB TEVIN COLEMAN
    INDIANA
    152: R5P24
    DE DEION BARNES
    PENN STATE
    183: R6P23
    CB CRAIG MAGER
    TEXAS STATE
    214: R7P22
    TE BLAKE BELL
    OKLAHOMA
    TEAM DRAFT ASSESSMENT
    DT
    CARL DAVIS
    IOWA
    DE
    DEION BARNES
    PENN STATE
    CB
    MARCUS PETERS
    WASHINGTON
    G NONE DRAFTED
    OLB
    LORENZO MAULDIN
    LOUISVILLE
    S NONE DRAFTED
    OLB NONE DRAFTED
    TE
    BLAKE BELL
    OKLAHOMA
    RB
    TEVIN COLEMAN
    INDIANA

  • Donny Simmons

    Sorry guys,copy & paste was to long. This is my latest mock using fanspeaks board.

  • MiniBus

    Very unlikely Beasley there at 22

  • MiniBus

    Rollins will go higher in the second as well, to be useful mock drafts need to be realistic. I like the outcomes here but this one is not.