In continuing our Draft coverage here at Pro Sports Extra, we decided to get a few of our NFL minds together and go through the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. We did allow trades and it got pretty interesting with a few trades in the first round as well as a couple in the 2nd.
As far as our experts go, here are the guys that played GM of their respective teams
Cameron Andrews- Vikings, Bengals, Patriots.
Dylan Hargis- Jaguars, Cowboys, Cardinals, Eagles.
Dakota Berger- Browns, Colts, Dolphins
Jimmy Yarcho- Buccaneers, Titans, Broncos
Justin Hodges- Falcons, Seahawks, Bears
Ben Carter- Rams, Chargers, Redskins
Nick Stortz- Packers, Raiders, Ravens
James Salter- Chiefs, 49ers, Lions
Ryan O’Malley- Texans, Saints, Giants
Patrick Cleary (Myself)- Steelers, Jets, Bills.
1. Houston Texans -Johnny Manziel,QB,Texas A&M
Ryan O’Malley came out of the gate with a bit of a surprise here, but then again this is the NFL Draft. The Texans get their franchise signal caller here with a big time pick of the always polarizing Johnny Manziel
2. Buffalo Bills (from Washington Redskins via Rams)- Jadeveon Clowney,DE,South Carolina
Our first trade of the draft came at number 2 where the Buffalo Bills gave up this years 1st and 2nd rounders as well as next years 1st rounder to the St Louis Rams to move up and get a player that would make their defensive line the scariest in the NFL.
3. Cleveland Browns(from Jacksonville Jaguars) Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
The Jaguars and Browns swapped picks so that Cleveland could insure getting the dynamic receiver that they like in Sammy Watkins.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars(From Cleveland Browns)- Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
Jacksonville moved down a spot and acquired extra picks and still got a guy in Khalil Mack that would go a long way toward anchoring their defense for years to come.
5. Oakland Raiders- Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
The Oakland Raiders stayed put to select¬†a franchise left tackle and give Matt Schaub some protection as he tries to turn around the offense in Raider land.
6. Atlanta Falcons- Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Atlanta would have like Greg Robinson to slide one more pick, but still got a guy that will protect Matt Ryan’s blind side for the next decade and hopefully finally give him the opportunity to prove why he was worth his big extension.
7. New York Giants- Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
The New York Giants trade up with the Buccaneers to get Justin Gilbert in what was probably one of the most surprising moves of the draft, especially with Mike Evans still on the board for Tampa Bay.
8. Miami Dolphins – Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Miami moves up to number 8 to get someone to pair with Brandon Albert and turn one of the shakiest O lines in the NFL into one of the most intriguing.
9. St Louis Rams- Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
St Louis acquires multiple picks by trading down from number 2 and the rich get richer with Mike Evans falling down to number 9 and giving the Rams a guy that will complete their new look receiving corps.
10. Detroit Lions-Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Detroit needs to upgrade their secondary and pass rush, and they get a guy they like with exceptional pass rush skills at number 10.
11. New England Patriots- Eric Ebron, TE, UNC
The New England Patriots exchange some picks with the Titans and continue to be in attack mode this off season while getting the best Tight End in the draft. It is also worth noting that Julian Edelman was traded to the Titans in the deal and New England didn’t give up their other first round pick this year.
12. Philadelphia Eagles-Marqise Lee, WR,USC
Tampa Bay Trades down once again and takes advantage of an Eagles team that is in desperate need of a receiver. The Eagles get a guy that is the 3rd best receiver in the draft in my opinion. Very good pick.
13. St. Louis Rams-HaSean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
The Rams stay solid as take the top safety in the draft with the 13th overall selection. St Louis would be a very different team with these scenarios. The Rams are co-MVP’s of this mock. The other will come a bit later.
14. Chicago Bears-Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Chicago gets a very under rated player here with Aaron Donald. a top 8 player in my opinion and they get him at 14. Solid choice.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers-Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
This scenario couldn’t play out any better¬†for Pittsburgh. Ike Taylor¬†is in his last season and the Steelers get their top rated cornerback.
16. New Orleans Saints- Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU
Dallas doesn’t have any players they like left at 16, so they make a deal with the Saints to move back. The Saints get a guy that solidifies their receiving corps and gets great value.
17. Baltimore Ravens- Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Baltimore gets a guy to pair with Matt Elam and¬†now have one of the best secondary’s in the league.
18. New York Jets-Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
The Jets offset of some loses and get a guy to pair with Dee Milliner in Rex Ryans defense.
19. Minnesota Vikings- Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Here is my other Co-MVP of our Mock- The Minnesota Vikings. Making a trade at number 8 and acquiring extra picks to help them continue to build as well as getting a guy at 19 that they may have taken at 8.
20. Arizona Cardinals- Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Arizona takes advantage of a draft day slide much like Green Bay did with Aaron Rodgers and sets Blake Bortles up ad the future of their franchise.
21. Green Bay Packers- C.J. Mosely, ILB, Alabama
One of the more popular picks¬†in Mock Drafts this year- CJ Mosely¬†would fill a need as well as present great value at 21.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
After a couple of trades, the Bucs finally make a pick at 22 and¬†it’s a good one. Brandin Cooks would add speed to Vincent Jacksons height ad¬†complement¬†V-Jax¬†very well.
23. San Francisco 49ers (From Kansas City Chiefs)- Kony Ealy, DE/OLB, Missouri
San Francisco drafts the heir/backup plan to Aldon Smith with one of the guys that also helped replace him at Missouri.
24. Cincinnati Bengals- Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
The Bengals get younger in the secondary and get a future replacement to Leon Hall.
25. San Diego Chargers- Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
The Chargers get great value with Hageman here, many believe him to be worth a top 20 pick.
26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts)- Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Cleveland gets a receiver at number 3 and get a quarterback to throw to him at nu ber 26. Carr may not start right away, but he has a very high ceiling.
27. Seattle Seahawks- Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Seattle trades with Dallas as Jerry Jones moves down for a 2nd time in the draft. Seattle gets a raw guy that has the potential to be a superstar in the future with Kelvin Benjamin.
28. Carolina Panthers- Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Carolina has a big need at receiver, but with none available that wouldn’t be a reach, they get a guy that’s fallen far from his potential as a top 10 guy and they shore up their shaky O line.
29. New England Patriots- Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
New England gets a defensive tackle to help them get younger in the¬†middle with Timmy Jernigan who was very productive in College.
30. San Francisco 49ers- Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
San Francisco follows suit with New England by getting a very high ceiling guy to plug up the middle of their 3-4 scheme for years to come.
31. Denver Broncos- Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Shazier has been very up and down in the draft process but is up right now and Denver gets a great value at 31.
32. Dallas Cowboys- Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois
Dallas makes their first pick in the draft with arguably the best cover safety in the draft in small school product Jimmie Ward.
1 (33). Houston Texans- Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
2 (34). Washington Redskins- Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
3 (35). Cleveland Browns- Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
4 (36). Oakland Raiders- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois
5 (37). Atlanta Falcons- Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
6 (38). Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA
7 (39). Jacksonville Jaguars- Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn
8 (40). Minnesota Vikings- Lamarcus Joyner, CB/S, Florida State
9 (41). St Louis Rams- Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
10 (42). Tennessee Titans- Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
11 (43). Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
12 (44). St. Louis Rams- JuWaun James, OT, Tennessee
13 (45). Detroit Lions- Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
14 (46). Pittsburgh Steelers- Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
15 (47). Atlanta Falcons- Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
16 (48). Baltimore Ravens- Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
17 (49). New York Jets- Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
18 (50). Minnesota Vikings- Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
19 (51). Chicago Bears- Deone Buccanon, S, Washington State
20 (52). Arizona Cardinals- Kareem Martin, DE, North Carolina
21 (53). Green Bay Packers- Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
22 (54). Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Zach Mettenberger
23 (55). Cincinnati Bengals- Marcus Martin, C, USC
24 (56). Kansas City Chiefs- Austin Sefarian Jenkins, TE, Washington
25 (57). San Diego Chargers- Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
26 (58). New Orleans Saints- Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
27 (59). Indianapolis Colts- Joel Bitonio, OT/G, Nevada
28 (60). Carolina Panthers- Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
29 (61). Kansas City Chiefs- Demarcus Lawrence, OLB, Boise State
30 (62). Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
31 (63). Denver Broncos- Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
32 (64). Seattle Seahawks- Dion Bailey, S/LB, USC
TRADES OF THE DRAFT
The Kansas City Chiefs have sent their first round pick #23 to the 49ers for two second round picks #56 & #61 and a third round pick #94.
The Jacksonville Jaguars trade the 3rd overall pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the 4th overall pick and 127th overall pick (4th Round)
Bills trade #9 #41 and future 1st for #2 overall
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade their #7 overall pick to the NY Giants in exchange for picks #12, #43, & #74
The Vikings trade the #8 pick to the Dolphins for the #19, #50 and #81 overall picks
The Bucs trade the #12 and #221 overall picks to the Eagles for #22, #54, and #162
The Patriots trade the #93 pick, #130 pick, a 2015 first rounder and Danny Amendola for the #11 Titans pick
Dallas trades the 16th for the 27th, 58th second rounder next year and 7th rounder next year
Dallas trades the 27th overall to the Seahawks for the 32nd overall, 132nd overall (4th round), and Sydney Rice
Dallas Trades the 47th overall to the Falcons for the 68th overall, a 5th rounder next year and 7th rounder next year
Bucs have trade #69 and #143 picks for the Patriots #62 overall
Thank you very much for reading, we had a lot of fun picking these players over the course of 2 days and will definitely do it again next year. For me the biggest surprise was Jeremiah Attaochu falling out of the first 2 rounds as Scouts Inc has him rated as the number 33 overall player. Follow me @clearyPSE or Dylan Hargis (@DylanHargis9) on Twitter for more draft coverage and don’t forget to tune in to our LIVE Draft Coverage for round 1 this Thursday as a panel of ourselves and a few others break down the action as it happens.