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Three Potential Drafts (No Trade, Trade Down, Get Who We Need)

Since I was bored at home, I decided to put together three mocks, using different methods for who I picked. I used the Fanspeak MockDraft, with the Walterfootball rankings, as those are the closest to what I believe to be true, and I was not so bored to make my own big board for seven rounds. Enjoy my NO TRADE, TRADE DOWN and MOVE WHERE I NEED TO mock drafts!

NO TRADE DRAFT

In this draft, I decided to stand pat with every pick. I would not move at all, no matter who dropped or how attractive the offer.

10

WR MIKE EVANS

TEXAS A&M

A normal pick for this position. Clowney actually dropped to Tampa in this one, which as a move I would have made in a heartbeat, but alas, it was not to be.

45

DE STEPHON TUITT

NOTRE DAME

All of my mocks had Tuitt there in the second round. I think this could be a great pick for us, as he would bring great versatility to our DL, much like Haloti Ngata.

76

C MARCUS MARTIN

USC

I had my pick of the top 3 centers, so I went with the one that the Lions have had a visit at Allen Park with.

111

QB ZACH METTENBERGER

LSU

Our backup QB of the future. I would hope that he would be able to beat our Moore. I am not on the Savage band wagon. That is one guy I do not want on our team.

133

DT KELCY QUARLES

SOUTH CAROLINA

Some DL depth in case we lose Suh or Fairley, or both. He has had some amazing moments, and is in the ballpark of what we look for in DTs.

136

LB KEVIN PIERRE-LOUIS

BOSTON COLLEGE

Strong, flowing LB that can replace Palmer after the bye. Potential sleeper that shouldn't last this long.

189

CB BENE BENWIKERE

SAN JOSE STATE

Going with the big CB here. Small school competition, but he would not be required to play much at CB unless we are hit with the injury bug... which means he will be starting for us by week 6.

227

S BROCK VEREEN

MINNESOTA

Some safety depth, great FS prospect, with great speed and range. Vocal leader and great intangibles should keep him around.


Trade Down Draft

Here I decided to trade down at any time an offer was present. My trades are listed at the bottom of the mock. I had a lot of lucky falling prospects.

15

OLB ANTHONY BARR

UCLA

Our new "flame-thrower LB" that I think would probably move permanently to DE if we draft him.

46

DT RA'SHEDE HAGEMAN

MINNESOTA

One of those lucky drops, would be a great asset to our DL.

50

WR MARTAVIS BRYANT

CLEMSON

Multi-faceted player that can play the slot and outside. Great to learn behind Golden and CJ while he develops into a starting caliber WR in 3 years.

83

C WESTON RICHBURG

COLORADO STATE

A good center who can learn the nuances behind Dom for a year. Able to step in and play any interior position and be serviceable there if we need him to.

111

QB A.J. MCCARRON

ALABAMA

As close as you can get to Shaun Hill in this draft. Great character kid, comes from a winner, and knows how to manage a game behind a great running game. Plus, his fiance is hot.

116

ILB YAWIN SMALLWOOD

CONNECTICUT

Swing linebacker even though he played MLB at UConn. Gives us insurance behind Palmer and Tulloch.

133

RB DRI ARCHER

KENT STATE

Speed kills, and as yet Darren Sproles is not replicated in our offense. Dri would be OW in our new offense, and possibly fight for KR and PR duties.

136

CB ANTONE EXUM

VIRGINIA TECH

Big, developmental corner who has ST coverage ability.

145

TE XAVIER GRIMBLE

USC

Athletic TE who can push Williams for that third TE spot, or play H-back

189

DE TAYLOR HART

OREGON

Long and big bodied DE, great positional player, does the dirty work but wont fill stat sheets. Good depth behind Jones, and could fill his role if needed next year.

227

K CHRIS BOSWELL

RICE

Kicker of the future. Need a new Hanson.


1-10 to PIT for 1-15, 2-14

2-13 to MIA for 2-18, 4-16

3-12 to CLE for 3-19, 5-5

Trade Up Get Who I Want

Here I moved all over to get who I wanted. Trades were hard to come by in this simulation, and some players went higher than I anticipated.

7

WR SAMMY WATKINS

CLEMSON

Trade up for a falling Watkins. Great tirfecta here. Kind of a roster-gasm at this point.

52

DE STEPHON TUITT

NOTRE DAME

Again, my pick here. Love the potential of him paired with Suh, Ansah, Fairley and Taylor

133

QB AARON MURRAY

GEORGIA

Get Staffords successor to be his backup. Kind of poetic in a way. A late season injury will push the SEC leader in many categories down the boards, and could turn into a great trade bait in a few years.

136

CB LOUCHEIZ PURIFOY

FLORIDA

Not my first choice for a Gator DB, but he does exhibit amazing potential, and his early film cannot be denied. Austin and Mathis would be good fits to get him to work to that potential.

157

C GABE IKARD

OKLAHOMA

A flex player that is hopefully our future center. High hopes at the beginning of the season tempered down to about where they should be now. He is just a guy, but he does everything very well. The sum is greater than the parts. A year learning would be his best situation.

189

S JONATHAN DOWLING

WESTERN KENTUCKY

While a character risk, he was the highest rated FL prep DB when he came out. That is saying something there. Our locker room is strong enough to handle him, but at this point a risk for athleticism is warranted.

192

K CHRIS BOSWELL

RICE

Our kicker of the future. A few kickers went off the board already, so I helped the run.

196

CB BENE BENWIKERE

SAN JOSE STATE

Another DB, potential, potential, potential.

227

TE JOE DON DUNCAN

DIXIE STATE

Picked for his off the field ability, great character guy. Amazingly intelligent and a great recieving option. Also, is a great long snapper... Mulbach is only on a one year deal.

1-10 To PIT for 1-15,4-18,5-17,6-17


1-15, 2-13,3-13 to TB for 1-7


4-11, 4-18, Future 3 to ARI for 2-20, 6-20

Thank you for the read. I am most fond of my trade down scenario. The simulation always gave me PIT and DAL as an option. So I am hoping one of those comes to fruition if one of the top 3 players, Robinson, Matthews or Evans is not at 10.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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