• October 5, 2022

Another GCobb.com Mock Draft

This is the day we’ve all been waiting for.  The first round of the draft will take place tonight and the Birds are all set to make their selection.  This is their “Best player on the board” draft, and we will see if they stick to their plan.

There’s no telling who is going to be there when they get ready to make their pick.  They could wind up with cornerback Stephon Gilmore, safety Mark Barron, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, defensive tackle Michael Brockers or defensive end Quintin Coples.

We’ll see what they do.  If you get the chance, join me in Atlantic City tonight at the brand new Revel Casino to check out the draft in The Social which beautiful sports bar and entertainment center.

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB

2. Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, QB

3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT

4. Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson, RB

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB

6. St. Louis Rams – Fletcher Cox, DT

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Justin Blackmon, WR

8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, QB

9. Carolina Panthers – Stephon Gilmore, CB

10. Buffalo Bills – Michael Floyd, WR

11. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Kuechly, LB

12. Seattle Seahawks – Melvin Ingram, LB

13. Arizona Cardinals – David DeCastro, OG

14. Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, S

15. Philadelphia Eagles – Michael Brockers – He was a dominant player in the best football conference in NCAA with his best football ahead of him.  Brockers is coming out a year early, I think the Birds would select him based on what type of player he will be in two years.  He’s got the potential to be a dominant player, especially under the tutelage of Jim Washburn.

16. New York Jets – Courtney Upshaw, LB

17. Cincinnati Bengals –  Dontari Poe, DT

18. San Diego Chargers – Cordy Glenn, OT

19. Chicago Bears – Quinton Coples, DE

20. Tennessee Titans – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Stephen Hill, WR

22. Cleveland Browns – Michael Adams, OT

23. Detroit Lions – Riley Rieff, OT

24. Pittsburgh Steelers –  Donta’ Hightower, LB

25. Denver Broncos – Jerel Worthy, DT

26. Houston Texans – Kendal Wright, WR

27. New England Patriots – Nick Perry, DE

28. Green Bay Packers – Shea McClellin, DE

29. Baltimore Ravens – Peter Konz, C

30. San Francisco 49ers – Coby Fleener, TE

31. New England Patriots – Chandler Jones, DE

32. New York Giants – Doug Martin, RB

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paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 1:44 pm

An excellent Mock G-Man

The Rams at #6 and the Jaguars at #7 will really be key picks and determine how this 1st Round shakes out..

Iggles
Iggles
April 26, 2012 1:52 pm

If we’re not moving up, Brockers would still be an immediate impact player, and we need to take care of D weaknesses in this draft early. Don’t know when Patterson’s contract is up, but his time with Eagles is coming to an end soon.

greenfan
greenfan
April 26, 2012 2:42 pm

I don’t like seeing Barron go to the Cowgirls. I would have no problem with Brockers or Barron, I think both are quality players.

jphalines
jphalines
April 26, 2012 3:13 pm

I’de love Brockers or Cox to fall to 15. Good chance Brockers will be there. This guy went to LSU as a linebacker.

No thanks on Coples. Poe at 15 only if Washburn loves him.

Don’t be surprised if the Eagles trade back to 22 and swap second round picks with the Browns. There should be a really nice player at 15.

Chandler Jones is now on everybodies mock in the last week. Keep following the herd, we all know a lot of nothing regarding these players.

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 3:24 pm

does he have a nasty side to him?

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 3:27 pm

Throwing out some “vegas” odds for what Eagles’ will do today: Bett now with Vegas giving these odds:

Stay put 3:2
Trade down 5:1
Trade up 5:2
Eagles have traded out of their spot 6x in last 10 drafts. 4x up and 2x down

Positions
DT 3:2
CB 5:1
LB 15:1
(unless Kuchely available, then 3:2 – If Burfict available then 1-1 a lock!)
S: 6:1
QB 8:1
OL 3:1
RB 100:1
WR: 9:1
TE: 30:1

gmcliff
gmcliff
April 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Todays our day Paulman..whats up brother……..

jphalines
jphalines
April 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Frank22 –
he has an eeeeeeevil side.

gmcliff
gmcliff
April 26, 2012 3:49 pm

If Cox is gone by 15…GMCliff would trade down, and get more picks to help solidify our Defensive line depth, and future, our linebacking core, back up QB, and sencondary,………………trade down Howie!!!!!!!!!

gmcliff
gmcliff
April 26, 2012 3:50 pm

I want Poe……….nough said

jott1972
jott1972
April 26, 2012 3:51 pm

Top 10 picks as I see them…. this draft is going to be crazy with trades….and shockers early.

#1 – Colts select QB Luck
#2 – Redskins select QB Griffin
#3 – Vikings select CB Claiborne
#4 – Browns select RB Richardson
#5 – Bucs select LB Kuechly
#6 – Rams select Kalil
#7 Eagles trade up with Jags – DT Fletcher Cox
#8 – Dolphins select QB Tannehill
#9 – Panthers select WR Blackmon
#10 – Chargers trade up with Bills – S Mark Barron

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Looks good Jott..

I do belive the Eagles will attempt to move up for DT F Cox,
The Rams could throw a monkey wrench and take him at #6 Too..
I am not so sure that OL should even be picked before the #20 Selection..
The more I go thru this Draft, the weaker this Draft Class appears..
There is probably 3-4 True Impact Players in this 1st Round besides the Top 2 QB’s and that’s RB Richardson, probably DT F Cox and maybe LB Kuechley and OLB/DE Melvin Ingram and that’s about it….

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 4:22 pm

I would stay away from the following players no matter if they fall and are availalbe at #15
WR J Blackmon, DT D Poe, DE Q Coples, OLB D HIghtower , OT Reiff
OT J Martin, WR K Wright…

larrwd
larrwd
April 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Theres really no excuse they should get a good player at 15.. i just want a defense linemen i know gilmore is some say the best corner in the draft but we got DRC asoumough hanson marsh lindley .. it only makes sense for us to draft a dlinemen in a deep Dline draft..

larrwd
larrwd
April 26, 2012 4:35 pm

BTW theres a rumor of the eagles trading with the jags to select fletcher cox.. a first and a second and maybe a third…

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 4:36 pm

I only want to point out that, if the draft isindeed deep at DL, then logically, the 1st pick should not be a DL. as there theoretically be many other equivalent players available later.

Personally, I don’t put much value into any of the “deep at this position” business, because, despite all the yapping, no one has any clue whatsoever.

larrwd
larrwd
April 26, 2012 4:39 pm

if you have a high pick in a deep dline draft you should get a more efficient pick by selecting a dlinemen

pdiddy
pdiddy
April 26, 2012 4:40 pm

Fellas I know we been going back and forth for months about this player and that player. Most of on here are big eagle fans and wish the best for the team. So I hope tonight they start off strong E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES, go birds please don’t fuck this up. LOL

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 4:57 pm

JPhalines – sweet post

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 4:58 pm

How does that work Larrwd.

If there are, say, 5 DL that rank out about the same, (give or take – and remember, no one actually knows) then the first team to grab one of them is not getting the same value as a team getting whoever is left over later, even in another round.

If a position is “deep”, then taking some other position early and grabbing whoever is left from the “deep” group is a better strategy. (ex – everything I read says that Barron is the only real good safety out there. Someone who needs a safety passes on him and there are no more resources to choose from……someone passes on Cox (as an example) well, there are at least 5 other guys that are all coinflips.

Why waste an early pick on a position that has an abundance of resources? Wouldn’t the smarter play be to get something from a position that has limited resources first?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
April 26, 2012 5:11 pm

no vinnie – becuase then you will have to deal with songs later who will repeatedly ask you how did you manage to pick Laws before Djax –

How is Kelce a 6th rounder just as good a center as Watkins is as a guard as a first rounder (both on All rookie teams)

you have to prepare to explain the logical to the illogical

Turk
Turk
April 26, 2012 5:49 pm

My final Nfl Mock Draft 1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford, 2. Washington Redskins (via St. Louis) – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor, 3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT, USC, 4. Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama, 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU, 6. St. Louis Rams (via Washington) – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State, 7. Jacksonville Jaguars Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina, 8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M 9. Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State, 10. Buffalo Bills Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina 11. Kansas City Chiefs Michael Brockers, DT, LSU, 12. Seattle Seahawks – Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College, 13. Arizona Cardinals – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame 14. Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, SS, Alabama, 15. Philadelphia Eagles Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama, 16. New York Jets Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis 17. Cincinnati Bengals Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa 18. San Diego Chargers Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama, Chicago Bears David DeCastro, OG, Stanford 20. Tennessee Titans Chandler Jones DE Syracuse 21. Cincinnati Bengals Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama, 22. Cleveland Browns Quinton Coples, DT, North Carolina, 23. Detroit Lions Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa, 24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordy Glenn, OG/OT, Georgia, 25. Denver Broncos Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford, 26. Houston Texans Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor, 27. New England Patriots Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois, 28. Green Bay Packers Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin, 29. Baltimore Ravens Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech, 30. San Francisco 49ers, Rueben Randle WR LSU, 31 New England Patriots Nick Perry DE USC, 32 NY Giants Jonathan Martin OT Stanford

pheags88
pheags88
April 26, 2012 5:51 pm

Vinnie, your last post is one of the exact reasons why i’ve been begging since day 1 for BArron to be that 1st round pick…I haven’t changed my stance on it not once because I think you are getting not just a great talent compared to the others at his position but a great talent overall who just happens to fill a need on our team as well as a bonus. They would likely have to trade up a few spots to get him but that shouldn’t be a major issue…prolly just take 15 and a 4th rounder or something.

DT is loaded with players and I don’t think there is much of a difference from B. Thompson in the 2nd round to getting Cox/Brockers in the first. Same with CB and Linebacker… Honestly, who knows how this draft goes but you could easily see a Poe or Jenkins in the 2nd.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Paulman, I am interested in your scouting report for Dre Kirkpatrick. What do you think about him and how he would fit in our scheme?

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Turk, I’m with ya brother! I’ve been shouting for Dre Kirkpatrick for a while now! I think he’ll learn alot from Nnamdi who does NOT have alot of years left and could be the one opposite from Nnamdi if a long term deal with DRC doesn’t get reached.

nev856
nev856
April 26, 2012 6:00 pm

and if the dolphins do not pick tannehill at 8 , then what ?

larrwd
larrwd
April 26, 2012 6:00 pm

if they were all ranked the same that would be true vinnie but theyre not ..your telling me cox poe still worthy brockers coples are all the same.. for me cox coples brockers have less risk (for me) therefore more efficient.. i see what your saying though.. but its the main position that needs to be addressed …

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
April 26, 2012 6:02 pm

If the Eagles move up I think it would be for Fletcher Cox, if they stay put they will grab Brockers hopefully. I can’t contain myself, it’s Christmas day. I would like to see them then grab Vinny Curry( DE) from Marshall and possibly Janoris Jenkins (CB) from N. Alabama. ARE U READY 4 SOME FOOTBALL. GOD BLESS THE NFL DRAFT!!!

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 6:08 pm

Hey Birdo,
I like Dre Kirkpatrick a lot for his versatility and physicality and think he would make a perfect “SLot Cover CB” in the Eagles Scheme.. I don’t believe he has the Top-End Speed to be as effective if playing as an outsdie CB..
I also think he could be a great Free Safety and roam the middle of the fiel and make plays on the ball.. He’s a very good tackler, he’s tough and smart..With the way Teams Offenses go to 3 & 4 WR Sets anymore or even Double TE Sets, that 3rd CB has to be a very good player and will be on the field probably 70% of the Snaps so they are very imprortatnt to the success of any Defense.. I like him, I am not sure I would select him at #15 Pick, and would prefer Stephon GIlmore is they both were on the board.. I think he will go someone in the 20’s (Probably the Bengals at #22), but he’s definitely a very good player who will have a productive NFL Career..

Erock
Erock
April 26, 2012 6:14 pm

Eagles draft Sven Hollinger …center out of Montana Community College….played rugby for 3 years before dominating at that level…ran the Boston marathon prior to saving a family of 12 from a burning home…bench presses 650 for 5 reps and has a grip thats been equal to that of a full grown male gorilla..his father was a navy seal commander and his mother was a tri-athlete in his native Holland…

The Eagles dont know where he fits on the o-line until he gets to camp…

Mel Kiper loves the pick…his checking account has just cleared a 25k check from a Andrew Walter Reid….

Hey man….thats how this thing goes…you go in and grind….times yours…

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
April 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Paulman — good deal, we don’t always see eye to eye due to your asinine predictions but I like that report.

I keep hearing about Gilmore but I dunno, I think there is something missing with him. I’m just not feeling him and hearing that he’s more of a zone corner than a man press. We’ll find out soon enough!

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 6:16 pm

To Nev856,
I think I mentioned this the other day, If the Dolphins at #8 pass on a QB Tannehill, than that throws up ahuge red flag to me and probably everyone else..

#1) The Dolphins are desperate for a Frannhise QB
#2) Dolphins OC Mike Sherman Recruited and Coached Tannehill for 3 Seasons down at Texas A&M, and if there is anyone who knows Tannehill’s true upside better than any pundit or bloger, my guess is that it would be Mikle Sherman so if he and the DOlphins Pass on Tannehile and select anyone else , than that tells everyone that Tannehill probably doesn’t have the mental make-up/upside to be a #1 Starter in the NFL… Mike SHerman has been around a lot of great teams, QB’s adn Offenses and I trust his judegement on the potential of a QB that he has seen everyday over the last 3 years than anyone else on the planet.. Shoudl be interesting, If Dolphins dont’ select Tannehill, I would think many teams would have to re-consider picking him early and I would no t be surprised to see him fall into the 2nd Round where the Browns could then grab him which is about where he should be rated and selected in the first place..
He was 1-5 against winning teams and lost to them all in Big XII games last yeat and really did not play well against better competition and teams

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 6:16 pm

You can find a guy that can strictly play the slot later in the draft. For me, if your taking a cb he must be able to play on the outside.

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 6:17 pm

That early

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Here’s my Draft Predictin Birdo

#1) Eagles move up to #7 in atrade with Jaguars to Draft DT Fletcher Cox
trade their 3rd Round Rd, 5th Round and DE Darryl Tapp to the Jags
#2) SL Rams take DT F Cox with the 6th Pick making the Eagles sit tight at
#15 and then Draft CB Stephon Gilmore
#3) Eagles Trade their #15 Pick to the Patriots for their #27 & #48 pick in the 2nd Round giving them the #27,46th,48th,51st Selections in the 1st 2 Rounds
With the #27th Pick, the Eagles Select OLB Shea McClellin who becomes the Starting SAM LB for the Eagles and will be used a lot like Clay Matthews is used with the Packers which is all over the place…

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 6:23 pm

and for the record, I would be happy with any of these 3 Scenario’s

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 6:26 pm

I agree 100% Frank about Dre’ Kirkpatrick..
He’s really a 2nd Round Selecton if I am a GM ..

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
April 26, 2012 6:44 pm

@Paulman if you trade up to #7 you draft Tannehill and sit him for a year. I’m a believer in him more than RG3 who I think is too small frame wise to take the pounding like Kolb.
Dre Kirkpatrick is not a slot CB I’ve read his game strengths are closer to what Asante did for the birds. He is projected to be a better zone corner than a press man to man. I like him but if Asante is a bad fit than Dre would most likely also.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
April 26, 2012 6:51 pm

if Gcobb’s(1-14) draft goes as it is Brockers is a solid choice for 15. I would take Janoris Jenkins at 15.(Tannehill, Barron, Kuechly, Cox, Jenkins, Brockers) in that older minus the top 5.

Deasr
Deasr
April 26, 2012 7:07 pm

*****Trade Alert!!!****
Philadelphia Eagles trade their first round pick and both their second round picks to Minnesota for the 3rd overall pick and a 7th next year. Eagles select Bertha Boucher OLB. Bertha is the 3rd cousin once removed of Bobby Boucher. Bobby Boucher is, of course, the starting MLB for the University of Louisiana Cougars. Bertha, following in his footsteps, was water girl to the Duke University Men’s Lacrosse team.

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 7:51 pm

P-Man agree on your senario with Fletcher Cox. I hope he is not taken by the Rams. What do you think it would take to move up to 7? Just 1 2nd rd pick? I an all honestly do not know…

greenfan
greenfan
April 26, 2012 8:02 pm

Finally….LET’S GO BIRDS!!

jakedog
jakedog
April 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Dolphins may pass on Tannehill because it is way too high of a pick to draft him there, but does not mean there are “red flags”, he is recently converted to quarterback, he may be available later and eagles may be interested

Paulman, your mocks have eagles trading up, down, what the hell, where do you stand, take a stand for crying out loud, and no way in hell they move up to take an interior defensive lineman when a very good one may/will be available at 15, Brockers

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Poor Cleveland. I feel bad for them.

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 8:25 pm

My 1st Choice is to move up to get DT F Cox,, it will cost them #15, #51 and probably a 4th or 5th or a good player on their Roster , but there are deals being made all over the place…. The Eagles may have to sit tight, theyhave 5 picks from the 5th thru the 7th round..

paulman
paulman
April 26, 2012 8:29 pm

Strange move by the Browns unless they felt strongly about some other team to(like the Patriots or Jets) was going to make a deal with Vikings to get RB Richardson ahead of them

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 8:32 pm

There’s no way the Pats would have done that. Jets….maybe.

But giving up 3 picks for an RB? Terrible. Poor fanbase.

Frank22
Frank22
April 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Wow cowboys

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
April 26, 2012 8:37 pm

Rams fan must be sooo happy.

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
April 26, 2012 8:37 pm

My fingers hurt blogging on so many site already lol but WOW dallas has Claiborne! ut oh NFC east SMH