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The Great Ohio Ram Mock Draft.

Discussion in 'NFL DRAFT / COLLEGE FOOTBALL' started by OhioRam, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. OhioRam

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    Browns trade up to number 2 to get there Qb and give up the 26 pick in the draft.
    Sammy Watkins*, WR, Clemson
    Even before the Combine, Watkins was labelled a hot prospect viewed by many to be the best wide receiver to enter the NFL since A.J. Green. The electric play-maker has also impressed evaluators with his blocking and well-rounded skill set. Watkins is a threat to score on any touch and features rare first-step quickness. He is game-breaking receiver for the NFL that should be a difference-maker right away and looks like a potentially elite No. 1 receiver in the NFL.
    In 2013, Watkins recorded 101 receptions for 1,44 yards and 12 touchdowns. He played well to close out the regular season, including in his matchup against South Carolina and a dominant performance against a weak Ohio State (16-227-2) defense in the Orange Bowl. Watkins looks like a special receiver for the NFL. He has the explosive speed to stretch a defense vertically and is a threat to score on any reception. The junior also improved his hands, route-running and concentration in 2013
    Rams trade with Minn give up the 26th pick and get the 8th pick and there 3rd round pick and a 5th round next year..
    Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
    Matthews has fluctuated from being the consensus top-tackle prospect in the weeks since the college football season ended; it's either him or Greg Robinson. Matthews put together a decent Combine. The 6-foot-5, 308-pounder had a good 40 time and did well overall. He confirmed his high grade. After speaking with sources, it seems feasible that Matthews could slide to the back half of the top 10 in part because of team needs. Some teams are also grading Matthews behind Greg Robinson.
    Matthews had a superb 2013 season. The senior's pass protection for Johnny Manziel was rock steady. Manziel didn't make it easy with the way he held onto the ball for long periods of time and scrambled into defenders. Matthews is a quality run-blocker, but he isn't overwhelming in the ground game. Matthews also doesn't play with a mean streak, and the same thing was said about Luke Joeckel last year.
    Matthews has proven to be a potential franchise left tackle for the NFL. He is excellent in pass protection, and the way he can dance and sustain pass blocks is phenomenal.
    Will start at OG and can move over to OT in a year or two when Jake Long is Done.
    Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
    Bucannon has a nice mix of ball skills, run-support tackling and hard hitting ability. In 2013, the senior assembled six interceptions with 114 tackles, three forced fumbles and one pass broken up. He had a solid performance at the Senior Bowl and ran faster than expected at the Combine.
    Bucannon recorded four interceptions, four passes broken up, one forced fumble, and 106 tackles in 2012. He had three interceptions, 80 tackles and four passes broken up in 2011.
    Tre Mason*, RB, Auburn
    Auburn made it to the National Championship Game in large part because of Mason. He had monster performances against Alabama (29-164-1) and Missouri (46-304-4). Mason showed real speed to break off long runs. He also runs with excellent body lean and pad level to pick up yards after contact.
    In 2013, Mason averaged 5.7 yards per carry for 1,816 yards with 23 touchdowns. He also had 12 receptions for 163 yards. Mason turned in a huge game against Texas A&M (27-178) to lead Auburn to a road upset. He also played well against LSU and Georgia. Mason has showed a nice mix of quickness, cutting ability and vision. He has nose for the end zone.
    Mason also performed well at the Combine with speed and agility
    Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 272.
    Martin recorded 82 tackles, 21.5 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes broken up in 2013. After a quiet start, he was red hot in the second half of the season. Martin has a nice athletic skill set, but didn't always played up to his potential. He needs to become more consistent with his pass rush. Martin didn't have a very impressive week at the Senior Bowl, but had a respectable showing at the Combine.
    8/12/13: Martin totaled 40 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss, three passes batted, one forced fumble and four sacks last year. Surprisingly, the junior wasn't as effective a pass-rusher as he seemed capable of. Many thought Martin would produce a big season with a year of experience and Quinton Coples being in the NFL.
    Martin beat out Donte Paige-Moss for a starting job in 2011 despite the fact that Paige-Moss had a productive 2010 season. The sophomore provided a bigger impact early in the season for the Tar Heels than Coples. Martin recorded 40 tackles with four sacks, seven tackles for a loss and six passes batted in 2011.
    Martin has upside, and he could become a big-time prospect as a senior. Martin has good size with excellent speed. He is a physical player who really battles offensive tackles.
    Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
    Murray had a late-season ACL tear. The injury hurt him since he couldn't participate in the Senior Bowl or the Combine. It also could impact his availability at the start of training camp. There are a lot of fans of Murray in the media, but WalterFootball.com hasn't heard the same warmth from any teams.
    Murray completed 65 percent of his passes in 2013 for 3,075 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground, he rushed for seven touchdowns with 186 yards (155 net). Murray looks like an NFL backup. He is undersized and doesn't have the physical athletic ability to make up for it.
    Murray was inconsistent at times this season, but he played with a patchwork supporting cast as injuries ravaged the Bulldogs. The senior had a huge performance against LSU with 20-of-34 for 298 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He also played well to lead Georgia over South Carolina. On the road versus Clemson to open 2013, Murray had some rough moments in a loss to the Tigers. He also struggled in a loss to Missouri. Murray led a furious fourth-quarter comeback with two rushing touchdowns to almost get a win at Auburn.
    8/3/13: Murray completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 3,893 yards with 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2012. The junior also ran for three touchdowns. He dominated weak opponents but struggled against Florida, South Carolina and to a lesser extent, Alabama. In order for the senior to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, he has to play better against elite competition and good defenses.
    Murray emerged as one of the better quarterbacks in college football in 2011. The sophomore completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,149 yards with 35 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He ran for a couple of touchdowns as well.
    Murray threw for 3,049 yards while completing 61 percent of his passes with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a freshman. He also ran for 167 yards and four scores.
    The big knock on Murray is his height. That causes some to wonder if will translate into the NFL. At the same time, Murray has a quality arm and flashes the ability to be a good game manager. Everybody can expect to hear a lot of Drew Brees citations in arguments for Murray
    Philip Gaines, CB, Rice
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 193.
    Gaines was another star of the Combine who used the opportunity to really help his draft stock. He blistered the 40-yard dash and did well in the field drills, so he used the Combine to his advantage to command more attention from teams. The senior recorded 36 tackles with four interceptions and nine passes broken up in 2013. In 2012, he had 33 tackles with 18 passes defended. Gaines clearly has a nice combination of size and speed. It wouldn't be surprising if his stock climbs in the months leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.
    5.Rams trade up and using there own 6th and the colts rams 7th round pick.
    Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
    Long played well for Nebraska this season before going down with a torn ACL. The senior could be a steal in the 2014 NFL Draft, as he was a potential top-100 selection before the injury. Long didn't work out at the Combine.
    8/8/13: Long was solid for Nebraska in 2012 with improved pass protection. He was a tough run-blocker who had a lot of success opening up holes in the ground game.
    The former walk-on was an All-Big Ten performer in a breakout sophomore season in 2011. He was a leader on a Cornhuskers' line that averaged 217 yards per game in 2012. Long did a very good job opening up holes for running back Rex Burkhead and quarterback Taylor Martinez.
    Long has some mobility and added strength over the past year. If the senior comes through with an impressive 2013, he should move up higher on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft.
    Dontae Johnson, CB, N.C. State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Johnson picked up 82 tackles with two passes broken up and three interceptions in 2013. He was improved over his previous two seasons. For teams looking for tall and long cornerbacks, Johnson will be on their radar. He landed a spot in the Senior Bowl and had a decent week. At the Combine, Johnson ran faster than expected. He is a sleeper worth watching. Johnson could benefit from the success of the Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks.
    Johnson got on the field as a sophomore when he played nickel and linebacker. He had 58 tackles. In 2012, he moved to cornerback and totaled 70 tackles with eight passes broken up, one sack and a forced fumble.
    J.C. Copeland, FB, LSU
    Copeland played well for LSU as a lead blocker for Jeremy Hill and LSU's other backs. Copeland recorded 25 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns in 2013. He made four receptions for 31 yards. Copeland did well at the Combine.
    8/3/13: Copeland was a powerful lead blocker for the Tigers in 2012. He had 21 carries for 67 yards and four touchdowns with three receptions for 54 yards. Copeland is a physical force who blasts open holes for running backs. He may need to trim some weight for the NFL.
    James Gayle, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 259.
    40 Time: 4.70.
    Gayle had 44 tackles in 2013, plus six sacks, 10.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. He played well for Virginia Tech alongside Derrick Hopkins, Luther Maddy and Dadi Nicholas. Gayle didn't really stand out at the Senior Bowl, but he did well at the Combine.
    8/12/13: Gayle had 43 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and five sacks in 2012. He recorded 38 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss and seven sacks in 2011. Gayle has been a Second-Team All-ACC selection for the past two seasons. He was a backup in 2010, but still recorded four sacks.
    Gayle has some athletic ability and natural pass-rush skills. He could easily improve his draft stock with a big senior year. Gayle needs to add weight and strength
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  2. SierraRam

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    Very nice! wanted Watkiins or Robinson (depending on the day) but getting Watkins AND Matthews = Awesome!

    Bucannon is jumpin up the boards and has surpassed Dix IMO.

    Love the late rounders, especially Copeland and Gaines.

    Only thing i'd maybe change is another CB with one of the 3rds...

    great, well-researched mock
  3. CGI_Ram

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    I can't see using a 3rd on a RB, however.