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DB424 Mid FA Mock Draft 3-12-19

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2019 NFL Draft

Round 1, No. 22 overall:

Jeffery Simmons, DT/DE, Miss St

6’3” 301 lbs; Film Agility: 7.52s, Film 40: 4.83s.

Pro Comparison: Fletcher Cox

I’ve been steadfastly on the Jeffery Simmons bandwagon for some time now. He was the first talent in this draft class that truly caught my eye and is for sure a top 5 talent based off of impact ability. But he has a past that will provide teams pause, coupled with his ACL tear and you’ve got a situation where a top talent could potentially fall into the teens. Just based off of proximity to the ball and impact ability, Simmons is more slam dunk  than Derwin James last season... so for him to fall to our pick at 22 (regardless of injury) would be an absolute steal.



Round 3, No. 85

Round 3, No. 102 (comp pick)


Round 2, No. 61:

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

6’3” 225 lbs, Projected 40: 4.51s, P3-cone: 6.91s.

Pro Comparison: Jordy Nelson

Just as steadfast this draft season has been my love for what JJ Arcega Whiteside would add to our offensive unit. Stanford was a run first team for such a long time and that has enabled JJAWs to truly develop as a blocker and display his grit. He’s a former tight end and basketball player and utilizes that physicality as a blocker. Speaking of former basketball skillset, JJAWs really utilizes that to display a superb ability as a box out receiver. His contested catch ability is elite, he has a great catch radius, and has the short area quickness to get separation. The only limit to his game is he’s not a YAC Specialist nor is he possessed of elite vertical speed. He’s a vertical threat because of his contested catch, burst combination. JJAWS gives Lamar a receiver that can double as a physical contested catch receiver as well as a vertical threat. Making our offense all the more dangerous.

Round 4, No. 113 (from Denver):

Maxx Crosby, ET, EMich

6’5” 255 lbs, 40 Time: 4.66s, 3-cone: 6.89s

I had Crosby pegged for selection prior to FA starting. However with losing out on Terrell Suggs (unexpected) and Zadarius Smith (expected) the depth for our edge threats is a bit light. Enter Crosby who has a very athletic profile and displays the kind of developmental ability that we could mold into a future 3rd/4th round comp selection. He has great hips and burst for his size and plays with a lot of energy and passion. He could immediately come in and be a productive member of our special teams and be a quality rotational piece for pass rushing sets in the event of injury to one of our big three or either needing a break.

Round 4, No. 123:

Sheldrick Redwine, SS, Miami

6’0” 196 lbs; 40 time: 4.44s; SS: 4.14s

Player Comparison:  DJ Swearinger

This isn’t the perfect player Comparison because Redwine is smaller and more athletic than Swearinger, but there are similarities in the physicality they both bring to the table and their instincts to read, react, and make plays. Redwine is IMO one of the best safety prospects in this class. He’s neither a true SS or a true FS. He has range, physicality, instincts... he just needs to put it all together. He’s a balanced safety that when it’s all said and done could ultimately become a true stud.

Round 5, No. 160:

Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple

5’11” 215 lbs, 40 time: 4.45s, 3-cone: 7.02s

Player Comparison: LeVeon Bell

Armstead is a back that plays with physicality, patience, but has the quickness necessary to make defenders miss in one on one opportunities. He’s not a home run hitter but more like a nice double. The RB stable consists of Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon, and potentially Mark Ingram, which could mean space for another back on the roster. What could earn Armstead such love is that he’s got solid hands out of the backfield. If Edwards goes down with an injury (we saw him battling some nagging injuries in his short starting stint already) than a guy like Armstead could be the kind of back that really has a coming out party and never looks back.

Round 6, No. 191 (from Tennessee for Kamalei Correa):

Sam Mustipher, C, Notre Dame

6’3” 306 lbs, Projected 3-cone: 7.55s

Mustipher has shown to be a super consistent center option for one of the most consistently good OL producing schools as of late. I would definitely take a shot on him as a talent. There is a lot of competition that could be set to happen on the inside of the OL, ultimately I wouldn’t expect Mustipher to win the job, but would probably get the annual (fake) IR redshirt season designation. Allow him to get into our strength training and get down the playbook before being expected to contribute along the OL.

Round 6, No. 193:

Trace McSorley, QB, Penn State

6’0” 202 lbs, 40 time: 4.57s, 3-come: 7.09s

Player Comparison: Doug Flutie

McSorley is a tough competitor that I feel thrives in big moments. And having that type of confidence will be useful in a situation as a backup QB where he may have to sustain the team post QB injury/issue. What’s more McSorley has the kind of quickness and speed that when placed on the field with Lamar Jackson could actually lead to trickery considering he’s not the #1 backup QB. He can afford to take some hits without it adversely affecting the team if he gets hurt, whereas the same can’t be said for RG3, he would be the actual backup.

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10 minutes ago, DreamKid said:

It's so hard to peg where JJ's stock is at right now. 

Yup. I think he’s a legit first round talent. That said he seems to be consistently mocked within the 56-86 range.

Same with Jefferey Simmons, some places have him falling all the way to the mid to late 2nd.

Ideally we would trade down in the first to about pick #30 and still obtain Simmons, while then using that trade down ammunition to trade back up for JJ. All the while keeping the rest of the picks in the mid round to add some serious depth.

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36 minutes ago, diamondbull424 said:

Yup. I think he’s a legit first round talent. That said he seems to be consistently mocked within the 56-86 range.

Reminds me a bit of Michael Gallup from last year. I really didn't think he'd last until Pick 81.

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51 minutes ago, AngusMcFife said:

I'm hoping the Ravens go with Easton Stick over McSorely if both are on the board. 

That’s fair. Haven’t looked at his tape. I’ll have to see if I like his quarterbacking skills. I feel like McSorely could legit be a starting QB in this league if given time to develop and a chance. Similar to a Tyrod Taylor type of QB and that’s an awesome kind of backup to have.

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I still can't join the Arcega-Whiteside train. There is just not enough separation for me to believe he will be a good fit for Jackson.

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