Mock Draft (Roidrage Final)

It's Draft Day!

It’s Draft Day!

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 St. Louis Rams Jared Goff (Cal) QB
2 Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz (N. Dakota St.) QB
3 San Diego Chargers DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DL
4 Dallas Cowboys Jalen Ramsey (FSU) DB
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
6 Baltimore Ravens Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
7 San Francisco 49ers Joey Bosa (OSU) DL
8 Cleveland Browns Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
10 New York Giants Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
11 Chicago Bears Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) DB
12 New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins (Louisiana) DL
13 Miami Dolphins Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DL
14 Oakland Raiders William Jackson III (Houston) DB
15 Tennessee Titans Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
16 Detroit Lions Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
17 Atlanta Falcons Jarran Reed (Alabama) DL
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
19 Buffalo Bills Noah Spence (E. Kentucky) DL
20 New York Jets Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
21 Washington Redskins Darren Lee (OSU) LB
22 Houston Texans Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
23 Minnesota Vikings Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
24 Cincinnati Bengals Will Fuller (Notre Dame) WR
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Keanu Neal (Florida) S
26 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Kelly (Alabama) OL
27 Green Bay Packers Chris Jones (Miss St) DL
28 Kansas City Chiefs Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) DL
29 Arizona Cardinals Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
30 Carolina Panthers Karl Joseph (WV) DB
31 Denver Broncos Kevin Dodd (Clemson) DL

*Updated 4/28/2016, 6:00 PM

Mock Draft (Roidrage 3.0)

It's Draft Week!

It’s Draft Week!

Relatively speaking its been a pretty boring week, what with the Chargers not trading their pick.  What, nobody willing to mortgage their future on the arm (or mustache) of Paxton Lynch?!  Luckily for us there are so many wild cards in this draft (Jack, Lynch, any-WR) and unresolved situations league-wide (Mo Wilkerson, Kap, Bradford) that fireworks should be a plenty throughout the draft.

Shave that thing, bro.

Shave that thing, bro.

On to the picks….

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 LA Rams Jared Goff (Cal) QB
2 Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) QB
3 San Diego Chargers Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
4 Dallas Cowboys Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB
6 Baltimore Ravens Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
7 San Francisco 49ers DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DL
8 Cleveland Browns Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
10 New York Giants Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
Chip Kelly can't help himself. But he might not get the chance; DeForest could be the first non-QB off the board.

Chip Kelly can’t help himself. But he might not get the chance; DeForest could be the first non-QB off the board.

 

11 Chicago Bears Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
12 New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins (Louisville) DT
13 Miami Dolphins Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
14 Oakland Raiders Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
15 Tennessee Titans Darren Lee (OSU) LB
16 Detroit Lions Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE
17 Atlanta Falcons Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
19 Buffalo Bills Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) DE
20 New York Jets William Jackson III (Houston) CB
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Mack & Floyd off the edges, lookout!

21 Washington Redskins Chris Jones (Miss St.) DT
22 Houston Texans Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
23 Minnesota Vikings Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
24 Cincinnati Bengals Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple (OSU) CB
26 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Kelly (Alabama) OL
27 Green Bay Packers Andrew Billings (Baylor) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
29 Arizona Cardinals Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) DL
30 Carolina Panthers Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) CB
31 Denver Broncos Kevin Dodd (Clemson) DE
Laquan opposite Maclin would be.....well, it would be a massive upgrade!

Laquan opposite Maclin would be…..well, it would be a massive upgrade!

 

 

Mock Draft (Ginger King 4.0)

One week away!

One week away!

Another week, another monster trade!  The Eagles, free from Chip Kelly getting rid of all their good players, made a foolish bold move by moving up to the #2 spot.  Cleveland did a very un-Cleveland like thing by trading down and acquiring multiple (much needed) picks.  It looks like the Browns are taking this whole draft thing seriously now.

But wait, don’t the Browns still need a qb?  Of course they do (RGIII is not the answer).  The Machine can’t help but to make parallels to the ’04 Draft, where the Browns (picking 6th) should have picked Big Ben (after Rivers and Manning), as the drop off after Big Ben was significant (cough, JP Losman, cough).  Instead, the Browns picked Kellen Winslow.  Enough said.  Like ’04, there are 3 consensus first round qbs.  After that, the talent drops dramatically.  Cleveland did select a qb in ’04, Luke McCown in the 4th round, who became another name added to the infamous jersey.

Damn...

Damn…

Will Cleveland make the same mistake again?  Let’s find out.

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 LA Rams Jared Goff (Cal) QB
2 Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) QB
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB
4 Dallas Cowboys Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
6 Baltimore Ravens Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
7 San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
8 Cleveland Browns Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
10 New York Giants DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DE
Ozzie Newsome wins the draft again.

Ozzie Newsome wins the draft again.

11 Chicago Bears Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
12 New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins (Louisville) DT
13 Miami Dolphins Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
14 Oakland Raiders William Jackson III (Houston) CB
15 Tennessee Titans Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
16 Detroit Lions Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
17 Atlanta Falcons Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
19 Buffalo Bills Emmanuel Ogbah (Ok St.) DE
20 New York Jets Darren Lee (OSU) LB
21 Washington Redskins Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
Laquan opposite Julio would be nasty!

Laquan opposite Julio would be nasty!

22 Houston Texans Will Fuller (Notre Dame) WR
23 Minnesota Vikings Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
24 Cincinnati Bengals Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple (OSU) CB
26 Seattle Seahawks Chris Jones (Miss St.) DE
27 Green Bay Packers Kenny Clark (UCLA) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) DT
29 Arizona Cardinals Keanu Neal (Florida) S
30 Carolina Panthers Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE
31 Denver Broncos Kevin Dodd (Clemson) DE
Will Fuller opposite Hopkins would be nasty!

Will Fuller opposite Hopkins would be nasty!

Mock Draft (ROIDRAGE 2.0)

Today’s big trade, the kings ransom given to the Titan’s in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick, solves one important mystery:  Jeff Fisher is indeed the third roomie in the Johnny Football – Josh Gordon West Coast High Life Pad.  Confirmed when, shortly after the trade the Rams went on record stating that they sure are glad they’ve got two weeks to sort this mess out and figure out which QB to take.  Well played.  What could possibly go wrong.

On the bright side, the Rams bailed me out of Mock 1.0 that I just wasn’t feeling.  Much happier with Mock 2.0…..

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 St. Louis Rams Carson Wentz (N. Dakota St.) QB
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff (Cal) QB
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB

BPA

BPA

4 Dallas Cowboys Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
6 Baltimore Ravens Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
7 San Francisco 49ers Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
8 Philadelphia Eagles DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DE
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
10 New York Giants Darren Lee (OSU) LB
11 Chicago Bears Sheldon Rankins (Louisiana) DT
12 New Orleans Saints Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
13 Miami Dolphins Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
14 Oakland Raiders Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
15 Tennessee Titans Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE

Apparently this is the pose that will get you featured in a BRSM Post.

Apparently this is the pose that will get you featured in a BRSM Post.

16 Detroit Lions Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
17 Atlanta Falcons Reggie Ragland (Alabama) CB
18 Indianapolis Colts Jack Conklin (MSU) DE
19 Buffalo Bills Noah Spence (E. Kentucky) DE
20 New York Jets William Jackson III (Houston) CB
21 Washington Redskins Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
22 Houston Texans Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
23 Minnesota Vikings Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) DT

This draft is insanely deep a DL.  At least the Patriots won't get a crack at one of these guys.

This draft is insanely deep a DL. At least the Patriots won’t get a crack at one of these guys.

24 Cincinnati Bengals Kevin Dodd (Clemson) LB
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple (OSU)) CB
26 Seattle Seahawks Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) CB
27 Green Bay Packers Taylor Decker (OSU) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
29 Arizona Cardinals Ryan Kelly (Alabama) OL
30 Carolina Panthers Will Fuller (Notre Dame) WR
31 Denver Broncos Chris Jones (Miss St) DT

MOCK DRAFT (ROIDRAGE 1.0)

I’m down 30-love to Ginger King as he has already dropped Mock Draft 1.0 and 2.0.  Yes, a tennis reference in a football mock draft, you know things are about to get crazy.  Let me take a swing at this and serve you up my first mock of the drafting season…

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff (Cal) QB
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB
4 Dallas Cowboys DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DE
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
6 Baltimore Ravens Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
7 San Francisco 49ers Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) QB
8 Philadelphia Eagles Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Sheldon Rankins (Louisiana) DT
10 New York Giants Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL

Top ten talent.

Top ten talent.

11 Chicago Bears Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
12 New Orleans Saints Darren Lee (OSU) LB
13 Miami Dolphins Eli Apple (OSU) CB
14 Oakland Raiders Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
15 St. Louis Rams Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
16 Detroit Lions Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
He's no MegaTron (who is), but he is my #1 rated WR.

He’s no MegaTron (who is), but he is my #1 rated WR.

17 Atlanta Falcons Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE
18 Indianapolis Colts Kevin Dodd (Clemson) DE
19 Buffalo Bills Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) DE
20 New York Jets Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
21 Washington Redskins Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
22 Houston Texans Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
23 Minnesota Vikings Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) DT
24 Cincinnati Bengals Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
26 Seattle Seahawks Mackensie Alexander (Clemson) CB
27 Green Bay Packers A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
29 Arizona Cardinals Emmanuel Ogbah (Okl. St) DE
30 Carolina Panthers William Jackson III (Houston) CB
31 Denver Broncos Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) DE

#BallSkills

#BallSkills

Mock Draft (Ginger King 2.0)

Another week, another mock.  The free agency rush has calmed a bit, pro days are in full swing, and we’re almost one month to the Draft.  Some big changes from our previous draft, so let’s dig right in.

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
2 Cleveland Browns Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) QB
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB
4 Dallas Cowboys Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
6 Baltimore Ravens DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DE
7 San Francisco 49ers Jared Goff (Cal) QB
8 Philadelphia Eagles Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Sheldon Rankins (Louisiana) DT
10 New York Giants Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
As good as gold for #1 overall.

As good as gold for #1 overall.

11 Chicago Bears Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
12 New Orleans Saints Laquan Treadwell WR
13 Miami Dolphins Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
14 Oakland Raiders Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
15 St. Louis Rams Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
16 Detroit Lions Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
17 Atlanta Falcons Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
19 Buffalo Bills Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) DE
20 New York Jets Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
Character issues = No issues for Rex Ryan.

Character issues = No issues for Rex Ryan.

20 New York Jets Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
21 Washington Redskins Darren Lee (OSU) LB
22 Houston Texans A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama) DT
23 Minnesota Vikings Chris Jones (Miss St.) DE
24 Cincinnati Bengals Will Fuller (Notre Dame) WR
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple (OSU) CB
26 Seattle Seahawks Emmanuel Ogbah (Ok St.) DE
27 Green Bay Packers Kenny Clark (UCLA) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs Vernon Butler (Louisiana Tech) DT
29 Arizona Cardinals Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE
30 Carolina Panthers Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
31 Denver Broncos Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) DE
Question is: Will Doctson be here this long? He is flying up draft boards.

Question is: Will Doctson last this long? He is flying up draft boards.

Oh yeah, Happy Easter!

Creepiest. Holiday. Ever

Creepiest. Holiday. Ever

 

Mock Draft (Ginger King 1.0)

Welcome to Mock City, USA!!!  The Machine is back and ready to do what we do best: dropping draft knowledge.  You may ask yourself, “hey Machine, why is this your first mock of the year?  I read [insert lame sports website] and they’re on their 5th version.  What gives?  You getting soft on us?”

First:  there’s nothing soft when we’re talking the Draft.  Second, I’m here to tell you that, any mock draft before March 7, 2016 is complete and utter bullshit.  Why?  Because that’s when free agency starts, and free agency shapes the draft.  Teams fil their needs first through free agency, then the draft.  You think the Texans are picking a quarterback after signing Brock Osweiler?  Think the Jets are looking at running back in the First Round after signing Matt Forte?  Exactly.

Those bitches at those other sites will lure you in with their fancy mocks and “expert” info…but the reliability of their information is on par with a Trump rally.

Here at the Big Red Sports Machine…we won’t insult your intelligence by posting bullshit mocks months ahead of time.  Sure, we read them all, but that’s not the point.  We respect the Draft too much.  And with that, let’s jump right in to our first round.

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss) OL
2 Cleveland Browns Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) QB
3 San Diego Chargers DeForest Buckner (Oregon) DE
4 Dallas Cowboys Jalen Ramsey (FSU) CB
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack (UCLA) LB
6 Baltimore Ravens Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame) OL
7 San Francisco 49ers Jared Goff (Cal) QB
8 Philadelphia Eagles Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) CB
9 Tampa Bay Bucs Joey Bosa (OSU) DE
10 New York Giants Laquan Treadwell (Ole Miss) WR
The anti-Johnny Football.

The anti-Johnny Football.

11 Chicago Bears Jack Conklin (MSU) OL
12 New Orleans Saints Corey Coleman (Baylor) WR
13 Miami Dolphins Ezekiel Elliot (OSU) RB
14 Oakland Raiders Sheldon Rankins (Louisiana) DT
15 St. Louis Rams Paxton Lynch (Memphis) QB
16 Detroit Lions Reggie Ragland (Alabama) LB
17 Atlanta Falcons Leonard Floyd (Georgia) LB
18 Indianapolis Colts Taylor Decker (OSU) OL
19 Buffalo Bills Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss) DE
20 New York Jets Jarran Reed (Alabama) DT
No one's stock is falling faster than Nkemdiche. Will he stay in the first round?

Top 5 talent…but no one’s stock is falling faster than Nkemdiche. Will he stay in the first round?

21 Washington Redskins Darren Lee (OSU) LB
22 Houston Texans Andrew Billings (Baylor) DT
23 Minnesota Vikings Chris Jones (Miss St.) DE
24 Cincinnati Bengals Will Fuller (Notre Dame) WR
25 Pittsburgh Steelers Eli Apple (OSU) CB
26 Seattle Seahawks Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky) DE
27 Green Bay Packers A’Shawn Robinson (Alabama) DT
28 Kansas City Chiefs William Jackson (Houston) CB
29 Arizona Cardinals Shaq Lawson (Clemson) DE
30 Carolina Panthers Josh Doctson (TCU) WR
31 Denver Broncos Germain Ifedi (Texas A&M) OL
4.32 40 = First round.

4.32 40 = First round.

2015 NFL Mock Draft (Roid Rage’s FINAL)

2015 NFL Draft

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 Buccaneers J. Winston (FSU) QB
2 Titans M. Mariota (Oregon) QB
3 Jaguars D. Fowler Jr. (Florida) EDGE
4 Raiders L. Williams (USC) DL
5 Redskins A. Cooper (Alabama) WR
6 Jets V. Beasley (Clemson) EDGE
7 Bears B. Scherff (Iowa) OL
8 Falcons A. Dupree (Kentucky) EDGE
9 Giants A. Peat (Stanford) OL
10 Rams K. White (WVU) WR
11 Vikings K. Johnson (WF) CB
12 Browns D. Parker (Louisville) WR
13 Saints A. Armstead (Oregon) DE
14 Dolphins T. Gurley (Georgia) RB
15 49ers T. Waynes (MSU) CB
16 Texans D. Green-Beckham (Mizz) WR
17 Chargers M. Gordon (Wisconsin) RB
18 Chiefs B. Jones (UConn) CB
19 Browns D. Shelton (Washington) NT
20 Eagles  J. Fisher (Oregon) OL
21 Bengals M. Peters (Washington) CB
22 Steelers R. Gregory (Nebraska) EDGE
23 Lions M. Brown (Texas) DT
24 Cardinals TJ. Clemmings (Pittsburgh) OT
25 Panthers E. Flowers (Miami) OT
26 Ravens J. Strong (ASU) WR
27 Cowboys J. Collins (LSU) CB
28 Broncos D. Randall (ASU) FS
29 Colts C. Erving (FSU) C
30 Packers E. Rowe (Utah) DB
31 Saints N. Agholor (USC) WR
32 Patriots B. Perriman (UCF) WR

Final thoughts: Buckle. Up.  The First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft is going to be a wild ride!  I can’t remember a draft with this many “wild card” prospects.  Earlier this week I mocked Shane Ray and La’el Collins at 11 and 12, respectively.  Now, given the cloud of uncertainty around each player, I have them dropping completely out of the first round.  In today’s NFL teams are putting more and more stock into the “off-the-field” behavior.  Although, talent trumps all things, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if a team in the second half of the round (Dallas, Baltimore) takes a flier.

The Raiders get the top player in the draft for the second year in a row.

Like Ginger’s Final Mock, I too have 7 WRs going in the first, and wouldn’t be surprised if another one or two sneak in.  I’ve also got 7 defensive backs in the first round, and that doesn’t include Landon Collins.

A few player/team fits that I really like (outside of the top-5) include: Arik Armstead/Saints, Byron Jones/Chiefs and Eric Flowers/Panthers.

Pour a cold one (or two….or ten) and enjoy the Draft!

2015 NFL Mock Draft (Ginger King FINAL)

2015 NFL DraftHere it is friends, my final mock.  Enjoy.

Round 1 Team Pick Position
1 Buccaneers Jameis Winston (FSU) QB
2 Titans Marcus Mariota (Oregon) QB
3 Jaguars Dante Fowler (Florida) EDGE
4 Raiders Leonard Williams (USC) DL
5 Redskins Kevin White (WVU) WR
6 Jets Amari Cooper (Alabama) WR
7 Bears Brandon Scherff (Iowa) OL
8 Falcons Alvin Dupree (Kentucky) EDGE
9 Giants Trae Waynes (MSU) CB
10 Rams Devante Parker (Louisville) WR
11 Vikings Todd Gurley (Georgia) RB
12 Browns Danny Shelton (Washington) DT
13 Saints Vic Beasley (Clemson) EDGE
14 Dolphins Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest) CB
15 49ers Arik Armstead (Oregon) DE
16 Texans Nelson Agholor (USC) WR
17 Chargers Ereck Flowers (Miami) OL
18 Chiefs Cameron Erving (FSU) OL
19 Browns D.J. Humphries (Florida) OL
20 Eagles Jaelen Strong (ASU) WR
21 Bengals Dorial Green-Beckham (OU) WR
22 Steelers Jalen Collins (LSU) CB
23 Lions Malcolm Brown (Texas) DT
24 Cardinals Shane Ray (Missouri) EDGE
25 Panthers Andrus Peat (Stanford) OL
26 Ravens Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) RB
27 Cowboys Marcus Peters (Washington) CB
28 Broncos Eric Kendricks (UCLA) LB
29 Colts Byron Jones (UCONN) CB
30 Packers Bernardrick McKinney (MISS ST.) LB
31 Saints Breshad Perriman (UCF) WR
32 Patriots Randy Gregory (Nebraska) DE

Final Thoughts:  Lots of risers and fallers.  Guys that were Top 10 locks a few weeks ago have fallen to the late first round (Vic Beasley, Shane Ray, Randy Gregory) and some have completely dropped out (Landon Collins, La’el Collins).  For La’el, having to leave the Draft to be questioned in the death of your pregnant ex-girlfriend means you don’t get drafted tonight.  Great value in the 2nd though.

I do think someone will make a trade with Tennessee at 2 to take Mariota.  San Diego makes a lot of sense (especially for a franchise looking to rebuild in L.A.) but Philly and Cleveland are making a real push.  Don’t count Chip Kelly out of this.

For some rises, Kevin Johnson is making a real push to be the first corner off the board.  He is flying up draft boards, and now seems like a lock in the Top 15.  Speaking of corners, the Giants surprise many and grab Trae Waynes.  Reese wants an impact player at #9, and for that reason, I think the Giants will wait to find an offensive lineman in the later rounds (here’s looking at you, Ali Marpet).

A big riser is Todd Gurley.  As teams are getting more and more comfortable with his medical checkup, he is continuing to climb up draft boards.  He makes perfect sense for the Vikings, who (assuming they don’t trade AP) can slowly bring Gurley into the mix.

Receivers should be the story of the night.  At least 5, and as many as 9, could go in the first round.  I’m right in the middle with 7.

Get ready for lots of trades and plenty of action.  We’ll be live tweeting the whole night from The Machine’s Draft Day Party.  And, don’t forget to play our Draft Party Drinking Game.  Guaranteed to enhance your Draft Day experience!

The Machine’s Draft Day Drinking Game

Cheers!Can’t make it to The Machine’s Draft Day Party?  Well, that sucks for you.  But have no fear…we got your back with our play at home game.  How can you make the Draft better, you ask in amazement?  By playing The Big Red Sports Machine’s Draft Drinking Game.  It’s fun, it’s easy, guaranteed to impress the ladies, and you can play along at home or at your favorite watering hole.  Here are the rules:

1.  Draft catchphrases.  There are certain phrases you only hear during the Draft.  Why?  We don’t know, but we love them.  For this reason alone, we give ESPN the slight lean over the NFL Network for your draft day coverage.  That, and, Kiper.  Duh, winning!

The following phrases are worth a shot of beer:

  • Raw talent
  • Off-the-field or character issues
  • Live arm
  • High motor
  • Straight line speed
  • Great Value
  • Upside
  • Best player available
  • Intangibles or Measurables
  • Trade Down
  • War Room
  • New Regime
  • Read-Option
  • Edge Rusher
  • Gets to the Second Level
  • Quick feet
  • Plays in Space
  • Chip Kelly Guy (*new for 2015)

2.  Videos/references.  Each of these are beer-finishing worthy:

  • Reference to Mel’s hair
  • Player on-stage photo-op with family/entourage of 15+
  • Reference to Cleveland Browns front office ineptitude (cough, Trent Richardson, cough, Brandon Weedon, cough, Johnny Manziel)
  • First shot of Drew Rosenhaus in his newest client’s living room
  • First player to cry when their name is called
  • Reference to when Tom Brady was drafted (we’ll also accept Brady’s Combine picture)
  • Reference to Aaron Rodgers draft day slide
  • Video of Brady Quinn in the green room
  • Video of Bill Tobin’s infamous “who the hell is Mel Kiper?” interview during the ’94 Draft

3.  On the Clock Chug.  When your team is on the clock, you have to finish a full beer before the pick is called.  Note:  if your team trades down, they’re on the clock twice, meaning that’s two full beers.  Cowboy up, it’s the Draft!

Basically, if it doesn’t look like this than you’re probably doing it wrong…..

Beer Chug

Or this:

Beer Chug 2