2017 TMFL Mock Draft

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    2017 TMFL Mock Draft
    Today marked the end of free agency, and while some teams are dancing in the streets, others are crying in their pillows as all 32 teams look ahead to the NFL Draft. We've tried to put last years Mock behind us, as we were an astonishing 1/32 in the first round. We pegged the Vikings picking MLB Aevry Quick and we also had CB Cory Anthony going at pick 27, albeit to the wrong team. With that said, lets look ahead to this Sunday's draft.

    1. Cleveland Browns-(From Patriots) WR JJ Frederick 6'6" 237 Penn St
    The Patriots were once again wheeling and dealing and the Browns make the move to come up to get the playmaker they hope will get them over the hump. The Browns organization has already announced that the huge WR from Penn St. will be their pick.

    2. Carolina Panthers-FS Marcus Rosemond 6'3 208 Pittsburgh

    There is talk that the Panthers hope to move this pick with hopes of filling numerous holes. However, for the sake of this mock we have them taking the big-time playmaker Rosemond to help shore up their biggest weakness on paper, the secondary. Coach Raidernation has hopes of a quick turnaround and the big, athletic Rosemand could be the guy to spark it.

    3. Miami Dolphins-WR Trevon Moss 6'4 236 Wisconsin

    The Dolphins have once again been silent leading up to the draft, leaving many to wonder what direction they go in here. They have plenty of holes, and are in desperate need of protection for 2nd year QB Cal Baca. However, with no OL projected this high, we have them taking Moss, who will step right in for the departed Mike Wallace.

    4. Buffalo Bills-(From Washington) DE Ronald Jackson 6'3" 279 Tennessee

    The Bills have been trying very hard to move up, with their additions on offense in free agency, one can only guess that they are looking to shore up a defense that was porous last season. That's why we have them taking the DE Jackson from Tennessee. He will provide pass rushing opposite an aging Mario Williams

    5. Indianapolis Colts-DE Cordero Ewing 6'7" 284 UCLA

    The Colts have been quietly building a contender. Would they dare go biggest need here and draft an OL this high? Naw, this is TMFL not the NFL. Therefore, we have them taking the tall, pass rushing monster Ewing. With Freeney now in Dallas and Mathis only getting older, Ewing could be the elite pass rusher they need for the rest of the cycle.

    6. Oakland Raiders-(From Atlanta)-HB Timario Brackett 5'10 218 Ohio St.
    The Raiders are another team that moved to the top of the draft. What could they be after? Our money is on filling their biggest hole, RB. Latavius Murray is decent, but not an every down back. This may be a stretch for a RB in this day and age but we will see. Look out for MLB Gabe Morales here also.

    7. Philadelphia Eagles-(From Minnesota)-WR C.J. McNeil 6'5 231 Auburn
    The Eagles could go a lot of different directions here as they are looking to get younger as a whole. Is Barkley the answer at QB? Do they take one of the elite 3-4 OLB? No, we have them taking McNeil. The Eagles like big, physical WR's and they're gonna need them if they ever hope to knock Seattle from their perch.

    8. San Diego Chargers-DE Patrick Diaz 6'5" 312 Texas
    I've got a feeling the Chargers aren't going to be to happy about division rival Oakland trading up for Brackett. However, they get a decent consolation prize by being able to pick whichever 3-4 playmaker best suits them. Diaz is our pick here, as the big, run stuffing 34 DE's are a little harder to come by then the pass rushing OLB's. If they go offense here, look out for TE Keland Phelps

    9. Jacksonville Jaguars-QB Jarrett Bailey 6'3 219 Georgia
    The Jags have quite a few holes to fill, but the most important one is obviously QB. Are they sold on Bortles, the guy ranked as the very worst QB in TMFL?https://traditionsportsonline.com/threads/2016-qb-performance.114922/
    They will be happy to have the highest rated QB In the draft fall into their laps.

    10. San Francisco 49ers-CB Jermane Donnelly 6'1 197 USC
    The 49ers have been active this offseason, including moved to shore up their biggest weakness, CB. They still have big needs at DL and WR but with Diaz off the board and the 3 big WR's gone, there aren't any worth this value. Will they continue to shore up the secondary or take a swing on a smaller DL?

    11. New England Patriots-(From Cleveland)-DT Davis Finch 6'2 282 Florida St.
    This is the easiest pick of the whole draft. He's gonna trade it for 3 more picks. However, for the sake of this mock, we have the Patriots selecting DT Davis Finch to shore up the DL. With Oliver already in place, this could give them a ferocious duo up front.

    12. Baltimore Ravens-CB Meiko Clay 6'2 192 Penn St.
    The Ravens are another team that could use a WR but they will settle for CB Meiko Clay, who could step right into a starting role for them. With Webb aging and on the trade block the Ravens need someone who can shut down opposing WR's.

    13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-TE Keland Phelps 6'6 255 Tennessee
    The Bucs are likely looking to move down from this pick, likely in hopes of picking up an OL later in the draft. If they can't do that, they may reach and take OT Wes Newton, but we like them taking the big receiving TE from Tennessee. Phelps is the highest rated TE prospect since Kellen Winslow Jr and will look to help a receiving corps that lacks weapons right now.

    14. Detroit Lions-OLB Jawaun Hairston 6'3 246 Nebraska
    Haven't hear much from the Lions, but the rumor is that they are moving to a 3-4 defense. For that to work, they need a couple major pieces, a Nose Tackle and some pass rushing OLB's. Luckily for them, this draft is deep in one of those positions at least. They get their choice between the 3 first round rated prospects. We personally like Hairston best simply because he is a Husker!

    15. Tennessee Titans-QB Rich Doughty 6'4 219 Michigan St.
    Are the Titans ready to play another year behind Zach Mettenberger, who lead the league with 35 INT's? They have some other holes, but none of them really matter if they cant stop turning the ball over. Look for 34 DE Torry Ives here as a backup plan

    16. Chicago Bears-(From Washington Through Buffalo)-DT Jorge Binns 6'1 293 Oklahoma
    While this trade isn't finalized, we have it on good authority that terms have been agreed to. We expect Chicago to go after a DT. They live and die by their defense and its ability to make plays. These LB's need a guy up front who can divert attention like Wilfork did last year. Binns is a solid player who has fallen from his projected pick of #9

    17. Dallas Cowboys-WR Timote Frederick 6'2 206 Georgia
    This may be a bit of a stretch for Frederick but the only real position of need in Dallas is at WR. They need someone who can take attention away from Bryant and Witten and give budding superstar Brett Hudson as many targets as possible.

    18. St. Louis Rams-OLB T.J. Jenkins 6'4 244 LSU
    The Rams are really the first team in this draft who can afford to go BPA. They are loaded on paper and just happen to have a guy rated as a top 5 talent fall right into their lap. Look out NFC West

    19. Green Bay Packers-OLB Myke Dickson 6'4 254 Alabama
    Another team who doesn't show their hand often, it is hard to predict what they do here. I'm guessing they get the last great 3-4 pass rusher on the board with Dickson.

    20. Kansas City Chiefs-MLB Gabe Morales 6'1 242 Michigan St.
    2 time DPOY Derrick Johnson is aging and on the last year of his contract. With the money he may demand, it may suit the Chiefs to look for his replacement now. Morales isn't a 3-4 guy but he is young and can likely learn to fit into any scheme in the NFL.

    21. New York Giants-MLB DeAndre Crosby 6'3 241 LSU
    The Giants struck out in FA and have really no starting caliber LB's on their roster. They are upset to see Morales go just one pick before them but settle on Crosby over OLB Pearson as there seems to be more depth at OLB in this draft.

    22. Arizona Cardinals-DE Torry Ives 6'6 302 Penn St.
    The Cardinals may reach for a WR here as they really only have Floyd left following the departure of Fitzgerald. However, 3-4 DE's are a little harder to come by then WR's and we expect them to take Ives to fill one of the few weak spots in their D.

    23. New York Jets-LT Wes Newton 6'7 340 Auburn
    It's very tempting to give the Jet's a CB here as they have to be sick of the rotating door at that position. However, we think they feel good about their defense right now and are desperate to find some protection for breakout star Johnny Martin. They would be thrilled to have the drafts best OL fall to them at 23.

    24. Minnesota Vikings-(From Philly through Buffalo)WR Martaze Ivory 5'7 195 Auburn
    After finishing near the bottom of the league the last 3 years, the Vikings decided to blow the whole thing up an start from scratch. They let vets walk and brought in some fresh blood from FA. With their defense looking tough, they will focus on rebuilding the offense. Ivory may well be the best WR in this draft but his stuck has dropped due to his size. Is 5'7 big enough to play WR in TMFL?

    25. New Orleans Saints-QB Traivon Guy 6'2 222 Wisconsin
    The Saints have to begin planning for life after Drew Brees. He can't have many seasons left at 38 years old and the Saints are built to win now. Is Guy a legit NFL QB or is he a product of having Trevon Moss to toss it up to 10 times a game in college?

    26. Cincinnati Bengals-OLB Sylvester Pearson 6'3 238 Auburn
    The Bengals have Burfict and not much else at LB. Although Pearson plays the same position as Burfict, both of them seem smart enough to be shuffled around, giving the Bengals at least two playmakers at the second level

    27. Minnesota Vikings-(From Philadelphia)-CB Mario Bernard 6' 191 Nebraska
    The Vikings need to build some depth at CB after letting Rhodes walk. They luck out landing Bernard this late at a positions a lot of teams covet.

    28. Houston Texans-FS Miguel Shuler 5'11 207 Wisconsin

    The Texans only real need is RB and WR and with none available at this spot, they go BPA and take the playmaking FS Miguel Shuler. He may have to sit a year or two but he could be a good player down the road for them.

    29. Oakland Raiders-RG Kirk Baker 6'6 341 Florida St.

    This is a definite reach but the Raiders are in bad need of a starting RG and the Baker may be their guy. He is a huge, imposing figure who can flat out destroy DT's.

    30. Washington Redskins (From Chicago)-CB Jaquese Pruitt 6' 189 Arkansas

    DeAngelo Hall isn't getting any younger (or faster) and the Redskins have to compete with the like of Cruz, Bryant and Matthews in the division. Pruitt is the last 1st round rated CB and will breathe life into the aging Redskins secondary.

    31. San Francisco 49ers (From PIttsburgh)-WR Clim Belton 6'4 220 UCF

    With no 3-4 DE left on the board, the 49ers will reach a bit for a WR to play next to Crabtree. Belton is the 6th WR taken in the 1st round, so the 49ers have to feel like they need to act now or miss out on even the 2nd round guys.

    32. Seattle Seahawks-DT LaCraig Nunley 6'4 276 LSU

    The 3-time super bowl champs can obviously go BPA and it just so happens to be Nunley. The 'Hawks DT's are aging (Mebane-32, Bennett-31) so Nunley could step in and keep them fresh while biding time to step into the stating lineup.


    What do you think? Who's underrated, who's overrated? Who's teams did I nail on needs and who am I way off on? Who's just throwing smoke screens?

    I'm aiming for at least 3/32 this year!!!










     
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  2. bawvu97

    bawvu97 Let's Goooooo Mountaineers

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  3. nellycuz

    nellycuz I'm an educated fool w/ $$ on my mind.

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    great job bro!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Black Republican

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    Very nice, I'll try to do / add to one of these joints!

    Hope that's how it all falls :D
     
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    ESPN Philly's Brain Westrbook's 1-10 Mock 1.1

    1. Cleveland Browns – WR JJ Frederick 6’6” 237 Penn State

    This one is a lock with Frederick already in CLE touring the city with LeBron and JFF…

    2. Carolina Panthers – CB Meiko Clay 6’2” 192 Penn State
    The Panthers could get some additional help here for Cam, or help alongside Luke at the ROLB position. But the climate of the NFL is the pass, and stopping it. Clay and his 6’2” frame will get action right away against 6’5’’+ Julio Jones and Mike Evans

    3. Miami Dolphins – WR Trevon Moss 6’4” 236 Wisconsin
    Miami needs help on their offensive line to help keep Cal Baca upright. If the mobile Tannehill couldn’t survive, Baca won’t last 3 seasons behind this line. That said the Dolphins will pass on an elite book end for a weapon. Mike Wallace is gone leaving Baca with absolutely no one to throw the ball to.

    4. Buffalo Bills – DE Ronald Jackson 6’3” 280 Tennessee
    Bills owner and coach have been all over this kid since the Shrine Bowl. Pick makes sense with the Bills going HAM in the off season to bolster their offense. Losing Kyle Williams and Super Mario getting older the Bills need to lock in on some edge rushing talent. Musafa Hurd can hold the middle for years to come.

    5. Indianapolis Colts – CB Jermane Donnelly 6’1” 197 USC
    The Colts brought in Chris Long, and Vince Wilfork adding to Robert Mathis, all in all to have one of the’ oldest front 7’s in the league. While Luck could use some help in front of him in terms of protection. The Colts have a PRESS’ing need at the corner position. If wanting to challenge the division this means slowing down the Texans pass game. Donnelly can assist in this undertaking!

    6. Oakland Raiders – WR CJ McNeil 6’5” 231 Auburn
    Bringing in Brandon Marshall and shipping off Hakeem Nicks put some writing on the wall because Marshall is on his last leg. Playing in arguably the toughest div in football you need playmakers. CJ is a big WR and will provide D. Carr with a legit #1 WR for the future!

    7. Philadelphia Eagles – OLB TJ Jenkins 6’4” 244 LSU
    It's hard to replace 22 sacks; that's what Trent Cole did last year who's now in Jacksonville. Jenkins can be a pass rusher for the rest of the file, we believe the home town team needs to keep pressure on QBs, sometimes your best offense is a great D. Philly should lean on their D this season with Barkley under center.

    8. San Diego Chargers – HB Timario Brackett 5’10” 218 Ohio State
    The Superchargers have been hard pressed in moving RB Ryan Matthews this off season and it looks as though it will happen or has happened. This leaves DuJuan Harris and LaRod Howling on the roster. Again in the AFC West you better have weapons and balance. SD will need Brackett to step in immediately and preform to keep the heat of their young QBs.

    9. Jacksonville Jaguars – LT Wes Newton 6’7” 340 Auburn
    The Jags have a few directions they can go in the draft to address team needs. Whichever way they choose will be a hit as the Jags look to rebound this year. Newton can team up with Luke Jockel and provide Blake some time to throw downfield!

    10. San Francisco 49ers – DE Torry Ives 6’6” Penn State
    The Niners have had a busy off season bringing in Vontae Davis and Kyle Williams. With the rumor mill kicking around L. Webb and D. Revis’ name as well. This pick bolsters the Niners ability to make plays at the point of attack. With Kyle Williams and Ives at the LOS this may slow the Seahawks running attack and open up Willis & Smith to attack the passers against the Cards & Rams.
     
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    I like the Ives to San Fran pick...could be just the guy they need to stay in the 34 defense.

    The Chargers taking Brackett would be a huge get
     
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    Yea always risky business moving a players natural position, I think the Niners stay in a base 3-4 with some hybrid fronts. Ives or one of the other big boys up front would pair nicely with Williams. Chargers taking Brackett is a lock I think especially with Matthews shipped off. The remaning RBs on the roster are 3rd down backs at best.
     
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    Great stuff guys. Although I miss the rookie names of madden past...

     
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    WROOONNNG!
     
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    I'm drafting a Punter in the first round so your prediction for America's team is wrong.
     
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    Thats a very Cowboys thing to do. Way to keep it sim:p
     
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    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    If one of those 3-4 OLBs drops to me I'd be thrilled
     
  14. publik drunk

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    Great stuff bud. Also doubt I will ever stop the rotating door at corner. I'm just going to be picking up scraps as corners are too hard to progress.
     
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    Screw you guys, I'm moving up lol
     
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    This guys pissed, draft experts couldn't spell Cosby correctly :p
     
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    Imagine that. Somebody sleeping on Cosby
     
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