1) This is for FUN! And a tribute and thank you to all of you that have been using On the Clock to create your own mock drafts! So we decided to pick some of our favorites. So this is not what we are predicting will happen, just showing some good things you GMs out there were able to do with On the Clock!
2) People used various big boards so the rankings will change. Again, anything can happen in the NFL Draft but you will see players in various places on these mocks because different big boards were used.
3) Its not the same mock draft for all 32 teams. Why do you see the same player going 3 times in a division? Because these are 32 different simulations run, therefore a player can go to various teams depending on how their draft played out.
Enjoy and see Steve’s analysis on this division’s mock drafts below!
22 S HAHA CLINTON-DIX ALABAMA
46 DT TIMMY JERNIGAN FLORIDA STATE
61 TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS WASHINGTON
65 S DEONE BUCANNON WASHINGTON STATE
101 CB STANLEY JEAN-BAPTISTE NEBRASKA
129 QB ZACH METTENBERGER LSU
141 DE BRENT URBAN VIRGINIA
156 WR JOSH HUFF OREGON
183 ILB MAX BULLOUGH MICHIGAN STATE
191 G RYAN GROY WISCONSIN
10 OT GREG ROBINSON AUBURN
45 WR MARQISE LEE USC
76 DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE BOISE STATE
111 OLB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY IOWA
133 C BRYAN STORK FLORIDA STATE
136 DT JUSTIN ELLIS LOUISIANA TECH
189 ILB DEDE LATTIMORE SOUTH FLORIDA
227 K ANTHONY FERA TEXAS
38 S JIMMIE WARD NORTHERN ILLINOIS
53 TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS WASHINGTON
78 ILB CHRISTIAN JONES FLORIDA STATE
85 DE TRENT MURPHY STANFORD
98 OT BILLY TURNER NORTH DAKOTA STATE
114 WR JARED ABBREDERIS WISCONSIN
143 DE WILL CLARKE WEST VIRGINIA
158 CB AARON COLVIN OKLAHOMA
161 S KENNY LADLER VANDERBILT
176 TE ARTHUR LYNCH GEORGIA
185 C TYLER LARSEN UTAH STATE
197 G WESLEY JOHNSON VANDERBILT
236 CB WALT AIKENS LIBERTY
8 CB JUSTIN GILBERT OKLAHOMA STATE
40 QB DEREK CARR FRESNO STATE
79 DT EGO FERGUSON LSU
96 WR MARTAVIS BRYANT CLEMSON
108 ILB MAX BULLOUGH MICHIGAN STATE
134 RB JAMES WHITE WISCONSIN
148 S HAKEEM SMITH LOUISVILLE
184 G BRANDON LINDER MIAMI
223 DE CASSIUS MARSH UCLA
-The Bears trade back and grab a top safety filling a pressing need in their secondary. In the second round they still nab a quality defensive tackle and add depth to the position later in the draft with Brett Urban. In addition to Clinton-Dix the secondary gets two additional quality pieces added early on, which is huge for a unit that was a major issue a year ago. Offense isn’t as much of a focus in this draft, but adding a TE early could allow the Bears to run some more two-TE sets. Mettenberger is a nice developmental QB to have behind Cutler.
-This is a really strong draft for the Lions. They start out by taking a top tackle in Robinson who falls a bit in this mock. It’s not a pressing need, but pairing Robinson with Riley Reiff would make this offense more effective and would give the Lions a chance at a true impact talent. Adding a top WR in the 2nd round, allows the Lions to really open up their passing game. After that the focus is on the defensive side of the ball where a number of interesting players are added here.
– This is a trade back scenario for the Packers but one that makes a lot of sense. Green Bay rebuilds their secondary with this draft, adding both starting quality players and nice depth. The Packers also add some help with their linebacking corps, both on the inside and with some edge rushing help. Offensively they add some weapons and depth along the offensive line.
-The Vikings pass on a quarterback in the first round in this mock, opting for a high upside corner instead. Given the level of receivers the Vikings face in their division, that isn’t a bad strategy. In the 2nd round they land their signal caller. Through the rest of the draft the Vikings find good value and land guys who can be quality depth guys with the potential for more.