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1st Round – Jarvis Jones (OLB-UGA)
3rd Round – Bacarri Rambo (S-UGA)
4th Round – Brandon Williams (NT-Missouri Southern)
5th Round – Xavier Nixon (OT-Florida)
6th Round – Ace Sanders (WR-South Carolina)


***1st Round*** - Jarvis Jones

Ultimate Jarvis Jones Highlights - YouTube

Strengths: Elite playmaker off the edge. Possesses an explosive burst to complement very good timing to consistently cross the face of offensive tackles and get them backpedaling. Has enough flexibility to dip under their reach and close on the quarterback, demonstrating strong hands and an eye for ripping the ball free for the sack and forced fumble. Stronger than he looks and has an effective bull-rush. Also uses this strength to be surprisingly effective in setting the edge despite routinely giving up 70-plus pounds to opponents. Locates the ball quickly and pursues with passion. Athletic enough to drop back into coverage.

Weaknesses: Size limitations. Possesses an impressive build but a frame that may not have much room for additional mass. Relies an awful lot on speed, showing few complementary pass rush moves. Was diagnosed with a spinal stenosis condition while at USC, a condition which has led some notable NFL players to end their careers rather abruptly, including San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl left tackle Marcus McNeill a year ago at just 28 years old.

Compares To: Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos -- Jones isn't quite as explosive off the snap or as reliable an open-field tackler as Miller but he's close. The medical concerns are frightening but make no mistake, Jones is a Pro Bowl talent whose impact in the NFL will be immediate.




***3rd Round*** - Bacarri Rambo

Bacarri Rambo - DB - Georgia - YouTube

STRENGTHS: Looks the part. Has a well-developed, evenly proportioned frame well suited to the position.
Intuitive defender who reads the quarterback's eyes well and gets a jump on the ball in coverage. Shows good burst to the ball due to above average acceleration and straight-line speed. Times his leaps/contact with receivers nicely, showing good body control and hand-eye coordination to play physically without drawing the flag. Locates the ball and has very good ball skills. Possesses soft hands to pluck the ball away from this frame as well as the ability to track it over his shoulder. Highly aggressive tackler. Looks to lower the boom on unsuspecting receivers crossing the middle. Lowers his shoulder into ball-carriers, though he sees what he's hitting, not lowering his head and spearing the opponent and drawing the flag. Generally takes good angles to the ball and plays a key role in Georgia's defense as the last line of defense. Made Georgia's secondary calls for at least the last two seasons. Played free safety at Georgia but possesses the size and physicality to play either of the traditional safety roles in the NFL.

WEAKNESSES: Has a tendency to lead with his shoulder rather than wrapping up fully as a tackler, leading to some slip-ups. Generally gauges pursuit angles well but can get caught up in the trash when he gets too aggressive, leading to some cut-back opportunities for backs with vision, burst to exploit.
Does not possess the elite recovery speed that his 16 career interceptions might indicate and is, in fact, a bit of a gambler. Has twice failed drug tests while at Georgia and was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season due to his most recent violation.

COMPARES TO: Dashon Goldson, FS, San Francisco 49ers: Like the 49ers' standout free safety, Rambo has a tendency to make splashy plays as a pass thief and intimidating hitter but is prone to an occasional breakdown. If he can tighten up his game (and his off-field decision-making) Rambo has the talent to earn Pro Bowl consideration, just as Goldson has done for the 49ers.




***4th Round*** - Brandon Williams (Possible trade up to get him)

Brandon Williams Missouri Southern Senior Bowl - YouTube

Strengths: Broad-shouldered and bulked up, especially in his upper body. Possesses the upper-body strength to shove opponents into the backfield and disrupt plays before they even have a chance to begin. Has enough short area quickness to slice through gaps. Possesses longer arms (32 3/4) than expected given his stout frame, which he uses well to keep offensive linemen off of him. Strong, heavy hands. Experienced playing on the nose, defensive tackle and out wide as a five-technique defensive end and has the length and awareness to be similarly versatile in the NFL. Good recognition of screens and draws. Surprisingly light feet and balance to move laterally through the trash and shows enough phone-booth quickness to close. Good strength and aggression for the pull-down tackle. Gets his hands up in passing lanes to provide quarterbacks with narrow lanes and has good hand-eye coordination and timing to tip passes. Enjoyed an impressive week of practice at the Senior Bowl.

Weaknesses: Possesses a disproportionately top-heavy build and a thinner than ideal lower body, which makes him less effective as a run-stuffing presence than he might appear "on the hoof." While active for his size, is not a quick-twitch athlete capable of providing a consistent pass rush in the NFL. Possesses only phone-booth quickness and lacks sustained speed, effort to travel far. Must do a better job of keeping his hands active, as he too often remains blocked when his initial bull rush or first step are handled. Missed the 2009 season due to injury.

Compares To: Antonio Garay, NG, San Diego Chargers -- It was Garay's struggles with injuries that pushed him down draft boards rather than level of competition questions, but like the former Boston College standout, Williams' wide body and strength could make him a quality run-stuffer at the next level.



***5th Round - Xavier Nixon

Xavier Nixon vs Georgia/Texas A&M 2012 - YouTube

Strengths: Natural in space with very good flexibility and bend. Stays balanced in pass protection with rare athleticism and fluidity for the position. Effortless kickslide with the feet to easily mirror defenders. Extends his hands to jolt rushers while staying coordinated through contact.
Improved awareness to pick up blitzers and defensive disguises. Doing a much improved job of not overextending and staying squared to his target. Has worked on improving his anchor and keeping his butt low to the ground to boost his base strength. Smooth mover and fluid puller with clean hip movements, blocking well on the move. Has a lot of starting experience in the SEC at a premium position.

Weaknesses: Plays too light and lacks the natural base strength, allowing himself to be bullied backwards. Needs to do a better job pre-snap of recognizing what the defense is planning to do. Too many mental errors over his career and will have moments that leave the coaches scratching their heads. Needs to remain patient in his stand and gets himself in trouble when he lunges. Plays too passive at times and needs to continue and fight through the whistle. Missed some time in 2012 with a knee and "upper body" injury. Too many penalties on his resume, mostly false starts.

Compares To: Demetress Bell, OT, Philadelphia Eagles - Although they both need some technique work, Nixon and Bell both have the athleticism and mobility to protect the edge at the next level. Consistency can be an issue, but hard to argue with the raw skills.



***6th Round*** - Ace Sanders

Ultimate Ace Sanders Highlights - YouTube

STRENGTHS: Extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. Possesses excellent stop-start quickness and lateral agility to elude making him a nightmare to tackle in the open field. Explosive initial acceleration.
Excellent vision and feel for setting up his blocks. Patient, creative runner who is always a threat to go back against the grain. Good straight-line speed and shows a late burst to pull away. Shows the ability to pluck the ball from outside of his frame. Tracks the ball well over his shoulder and shows good hand-eye coordination and timing to make the diving grab.

Good toughness and concentration to handle slot responsibilities. Fights through arm tackles and is tough to tackle due to his naturally low center of gravity. Doesn't back down to the size and physicality over the middle. Good bloodlines; son of former NFL defensive back Tracy Sanders.

WEAKNESSES: Significantly undersized. More quick than fast and is a bit of a one-trick pony as an interior receiver. Made most of his plays at South Carolina on quick screens, drag routes and occasional deep balls and is therefore lacking a bit in his route progression. Doesn't switch the ball to his outside arm consistently and will allow the ball to swing too freely.

COMPARES TO: Roscoe Parrish, WR/RS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Like the long-time Buffalo Bill, Sanders is more dangerous as a returner than a receiver at this point in his career. His secure hands and toughness, however, could make him a dangerous target out of the slot in the right offense.
 
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You have 2 different 5th rd picks listed. Am I missing something? Good mock btw.
Yeah, I don't see it? But if we could get Asomugha for a reasonable price, I think he'd be decent in Ryan's defense again. I'm hoping we don't do something crazy and trade away our future for Revis...
 

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What's the record for most offseason mock drafts by a single poster? Whatever it is, by April 25th, whodat4life84 is going to shatter it.
 
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I admit, draft time is one of my favorite times of the year. Seeing new faces and potential game changers, I've been looking forward to what SP and company have in the bag for a while now.
 
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Man, I hope that actually happens. Jones is a difference maker, and I can't believe 14 teams will be stupid enough not to take him.
The only other players I MIGHT consider taking over him would be Dion Jordan or Barkevious Mingo. Any of those three would make me more than happy! The reason he's even falling out of the top 3 is his medical condition. I don't think it will affect him as much as people are making it out to be. Now, he does have a mediocre work ethic in the weight room (from what I've heard) but if he plays like he does 90% of the time, I don't care what he does lol.
 
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So far, this one is my favorite. We fill need with BPA.
Yeah, it's sort of hard to fill all the positions we need without the 2nd round pick. I honestly think we will either go with Rambo in the 3rd or the best CB on the board. I'd sort of like to address CB in free agency though.
 
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Everyone, go look at that punt return by Ace Sanders on his highlights. Unbelievable. He could give Sproles some relief in the return game. Skip to 1:48 on his video if you don't have time for the whole thing.
 

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