The following is the Xavier Cromartie / College Football Metrics FINAL mock draft for entry into The Huddle Report’s mock draft contest. The scoring is 1 point per player correctly predicted in the first round plus 2 points per player linked to the correct team.
New position labels:
9T = 9-technique = 3-4 OLB
7T = 7-technique = 4-3 DE
5T = 5-technique = 3-4 DE
3T = 3-technique = 4-3 DE
1T = 1-technique = 4-3 NT
0T = 0-technique = 3-4 NT
$LB = Moneybacker = the Deone Bucannon position
Round 1 (team/player/school/ + or – from last report/pick # last report)
Needs: QB, FS, WR, CB, MLB
Note that the goal of this mock is to match teams to players.
Needs: CB, RB, 3T, QB, G
Needs: FS, SS, 5T, C, TE
I don’t like putting a 5-tech this high, but it makes more sense than Ronnie Stanley.
Needs: CB, RB, 7T, 3T, MLB
The best players are still on the board.
Needs: MLB, SS, C, WR, SLB
“Myles Jack no matter what.”
Needs: 5T, CB, 9T, SS, G
They take the best player available.
Needs: WR, CB, QB, MLB, RT
We could see Stanley at 3 and Buckner at 7 instead.
Needs: RB, CB, G, WLB, TE
They trade up because the CBs at 13 aren’t appealing.
Needs: 7T, WR, CB, RT, SLB
Floyd and Rankins are options here, but I can see Bosa sliding here easily.
Needs: LT, SLB, MLB, 3T, FS
Hope he gets by the Bucs. I’ve had him near the top 10 all along.
Needs: LT, 5T, CB, RB, WR
This area seems too early, but I’ll go with the top 10 buzz.
Needs: WR, 3T, 7T, WLB, G
I expect Reed to go in the 11-16 range.
Needs: WR, FS, RT, 9T, RB
Sounds like he’s the guy they actually want.
Needs: MLB, FS, 3T, RB, CB
I’d like to put Ragland here out of need, but Hargreaves should be available.
Needs: RT, FS, CB, MLB, TE
I don’t know if they go to 8 or 10 or stay here, but I have to give them Conklin.
Needs: LT, SS, 3T, CB, 7T
They should take the chance to get an OT.
Needs: FS, SS, 3T, WLB, G
A bold break away from the consensus pick of Darron Lee.
Needs: 9T, C, 1T, RB, SS
It could be too early for Spence or Correa, so they should pounce on Kelly.
Needs: 7T, MLB, WR, QB, RT
Talk of Hackenberg here is the smokiest smoke that ever smoked.
Needs: QB, 9T, TE, G, 5T
They might have to move into the teens to get him. But I think he’s valued right around here at 20.
Needs: MLB, 1T, WR, C, RB
They could go in a lot of directions, especially trading down. This pick matches need and value.
Needs: WR, SS, 5T, TE, C
Here’s the area where you take the fast, upside WRs.
Needs: WR, WLB, SS, 3T, CB
Maybe they do go BPA, but that’s Doctson here.
Needs: WR, 1T, SS, 7T, CB
They could reach for a WR.
Needs: SS, CB, LT, 9T, 1T
Some sort of DB here.
Needs: LT, 3T, G, RT, CB
I’m not sure that the Seahawks will actually stick around and pick in round 1.
Needs: 5T, RB, LT, MLB, TE
I like this fit.
Needs: CB, WR, G, 9T, 5T
This pick has been the same for a month.
Needs: CB, FS, C, 9T, WR
Ryan Kelly is likely gone by this point. The Cardinals love safeties and need DBs.
Needs: CB, SS, 3T, 7T, LT
They seem to avoid taking DBs early in favor of big guys.
Needs: QB, G, 5T, WLB, RB
This guy has been hyped enough that I’ll put him in at the end.
Dynasty Rookie Draft analysis begins immediately after the draft on College Football Metrics.com. The first of 10-15 Dynasty Rookie Draft top 100+ (with IDP) rankings will hit immediately after the 2016 NFL Draft.
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