Ok people it is time for the 46th mock draft you have read today. But as the title suggests this mock draft has something the other didn’t, lots of GIFs.
(If you would like to see the full breakdown of the prospects click here for a full list or on the hyperlinked name of every prospect)
1-Houston Texans- South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
The concerns about Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic and desire are real. But so is his once in a generation athleticism, length and potential. So even if Clowney doesn’t come close to maximizing his talent he will be a double-digit sack player that demands double teams. When you can pair that kind of talent will J.J Watt you do it. End of story.
2- St. Louis Rams – Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Ideally the Rams would be able to trade back a few spots but I don’t see them getting enough value to pull the trigger on such a trade. Instead they take the most physical player in this year’s draft and look to improve their offensive line—a necessity in the brutal NFC West.
3- Jacksonville Jaguars- Buffalo’s OLB Khalil Mack
With the Jags not expecting Justin Blackmon to play at all this year there is a possibility that this pick is Sammy Watkins instead. But with a defensive minded head coach that thrived in Seattle with a fierce pass rush Mack—or the Mack Truck as I call him—is too tempting to pass on.
4- Cleveland Browns- Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
The Browns currently quarterback depth chart reads Hoyer, some dude out of Monmouth and Vince Young. So it safe to say the Browns will be looking for a signal caller in this year’s draft. There is some talk of Cleveland waiting until later in the draft but I cant see them taking that sort of risk without a solid plan B.
So the addition of Johnny Football fills a hue need and provides a much needed spark for a franchise that is desperate for an injection of life. Also I can’t wait for Cleveland fans to freak out when Manziel pops up on the sidelines of Miami Heat games during the offseason.
5- TRADE Detroit Lions – Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
With Oakland having more holes in there roster than Swiss cheese they will trade back to and finally make a smart decision on draft day— although it hard to think someone directly related to Al Davis with this haircut can make a smart decision.
As for Detroit they finally get a receiver across from Megatron to compete and allows Matt Stafford to pad his stats even more while the Lions choke away another season. In all seriousness Watkins is a dynamic playmaker that thrives after the catch on bubble screens and short throws so he will compliment Calvin Johnson very well.
6- Atlanta Falcons- Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews
The Falcons miss out on Clowney and Mack as they are unwilling to package picks because of their laundry list of needs but they are able to land the most ready NFL offensive linemen. With incredible bloodlines— he is the son of Bruce Matthews a Hall of Fame offensive tackle—Matthews is a polished and potentially dominant offensive tackle that will give Matt Ryan time to find Julio Jones and Roddy White downfield.
7- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
The run of former Aggies continues as the Bucs look to add a playmaker opposite of Vincent Jackson after trading away Mike Williams. A 6 foot 5 beast, Mike Evans is too talented to pass up and gives the Bucs two legit outside receivers to build their offense around.
8- Minnesota Vikings- Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald
While Blake Bortles is tempting at this spot his mechanics and footwork—which lead to his erratic accuracy– are simply too raw to garner this selection. Instead, the Vikings go for a potentially dominant defensive tackles that new coach Mike Zimmer will attempt to mold into a Geno Atkins type player.