I wanted additional draft picks for this draft and if that means tag and trade Spencer-- I am all for it. By what I have read, it appears we could net 2nd & 5th round picks for Spencer. I think that would be HUGE for us. Here is my “perfect” world Mock Draft. Granted, some of these guys might not be available in the rounds I have them being selected, but this is just for fun. We have had so much bad luck, it just might be our year when the ball bounces our way.
Round 1: Kenny Vaccaro S….I like his size and versatility. Long/rangy and can play in the box to help with run support, or cover speed guys in the slot. It’s about time we found a long term solution for the Safety position. Church and Vaccaro would complement each other very well and give Kiffin some flexibility in his coverage’s.
Round 2: Larry Warford OG…. Big and physical at 335 pounds, he should be able to give us a nice push up front in the run game
Round 2 (acquired for Spencer) Margus Hunt DE…. One of my favorite players in the draft and his combine cemented my opinion of him. Guys that are 6’8” are not supposed to bench 225 for 38 reps and run 4.6 in the 40 yard dash. He will be a monster off the edge. It also doesn’t hurt having Marinelli, to teach him the finer points of the game.
Round 3: Menelik Watson OT…. We need to shore up our OT position and I think Watson could be a 10 year pro.
Round 4: Jonathan Franklin RB…. This kid can do it all and is blessed with tremendous vision. I was pleasantly surprised he ran a 4.49 forty yard dash, I figured he would have been a high 4.5 guy. I always thought he was quicker than fast, but the 4.49 forty proves he can run away from defenders if he gets in the open field. He can be effective running between the tackles and catching the ball out of the backfield.
Round 5 Joseph Fauria TE…. The best TE that nobody is talking about. Great ball skills and good body control. Reminds me of a less explosive Eifert. At 6’7 250 we can use him in the run game. You can see in the video below that he would have a lot of value in the red zone.
Round 5 (acquired for Spencer) Devin Taylor DE… Long rangy defensive end who has a lot of upside. Not sure if he will be available in the 5th round.
Round 6 Khaled Holmes C… I was disappointed in Holmes play this year, but he is a smart player and intelligent Centers typically have a way of sticking around the NFL for long time.
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