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NFL Mock Draft 4.0, by James Fedewa

The San Diego Chargers have many options they can go with for next months NFL Draft.  As much as I’d really like wide reciever Cordarrelle Patterson as a Charger, San Diego may have to pass on his amazing running skills for a more important need in the first round.

Patterson can do most of his route running on short/quick routes, whereas Rivers doesn’t have to hold the ball to long and quick pass to him, helping the offensive line with quick blocking assignments. Plus Patterson can take direct snaps, run reverses, option-pass and special teams (and amazing kick/punt returner). He’s a type of wide receiver that MUST demand double coverage from opponents, not like any receiver on the current roster. Patterson is a top 7 to 15 talent in this upcoming draft and I have him MOCKED (projected) going to Buffalo (as the Bills can get a good QB prospect in the 2nd or 3rd round, like QB Ryan Nassib or QB Mike Glennon). Cordarrelle Patterson is a work in progress and needs some heavy coaching, but the way he can run is really fun to watch.

However, I think Eric Fisher could actually be available at #11 overall for San Diego to take. Here’s my latest MOCK DRAFT- (PLEASE RATE and share your thoughts):

2013 *NFL*Mock Draft* Scenario 4 (3/19/13)

2013 NFL Mock Draft
No. Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs

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Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars

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Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
3 Oakland Raiders

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Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
4 Philadelphia Eagles

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Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
5 Detroit Lions

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Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia
6 Cleveland Browns

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Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
7 Arizona Cardinals

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Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
8 Buffalo Bills

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Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
9 New York Jets

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Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
10 Tennessee Titans

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Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
11 San Diego Chargers

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Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
12 Miami Dolphins

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Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida Sate
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers

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Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
15 New Orleans Saints

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Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
16 St. Louis Rams

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Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
17 Pittsburgh Steelers

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Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
18 Dallas Cowboys

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Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
19 New York Giants

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Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
20 Chicago Bears

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Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
21 Cincinnati Bengals

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Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
22 St. Louis Rams (from Redskins)

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Keenan Allen, WR, CAL
23 Minnesota Vikings

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Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
24 Indianapolis Colts

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Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seahawks)

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Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
26 Green Bay Packers

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Matt Elam, SS, Florida
27 Houston Texans

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DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28 Denver Broncos

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Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
29 New England Patriots

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D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
30 Atlanta Falcons

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Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
31 San Francisco 49ers

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Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
32 Baltimore Ravens

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Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
2nd Round


Pick (overall) Team


1 (33) Jaguars

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Sam Montgomery, OLB/DE, LSU
2 (34) San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs)

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Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
3 (35) Eagles

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Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
4 (36) Lions

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Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
5 (37) Bengals (from Raiders)

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Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
6 (38) Cardinals

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Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
7 Browns

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 (exercised pick in Supplemental Draft)
8 (39) Jets

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Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
9 (40) Titans

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Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
10 (41) Bills

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EJ Manual, QB Florida State
11 (42) Dolphins

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Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
12 (43) Buccaneers

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Cornellius Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
13 (44) Panthers

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Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
14 Saints

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 (forfeited)
15 (45) Chargers

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Alex Okafor, 34OLB/DE, Texas
16 (46) Rams

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Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
17 (47) Cowboys

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Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
18 (48) Steelers

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Justin Hunter, WR, Tenn
19 (49) Giants

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Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
20 (50) Bears

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Robert Woods, WR, USC
21 (51) Redskins

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Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
22 (52) Vikings

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Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
23 (53) Bengals

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Eric Reid, FS, LSU
24 (54) Dolphins (from Colts)

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Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
25 (55) Packers

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Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
26 (56) Seahawks

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Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
27 (57) Texans

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Matt Barkley, QB, USC
28 (58) Broncos

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Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
29 (59) Patriots

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Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
30 (60) Falcons

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John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
31 (61) 49ers

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David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
32 (62) Ravens

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Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse

Be Smart

The human brain, our intellect (or lack of), with “guesstimation decision-making” can dictate a personality. Stupidity, ignorance, charisma and social normalcy can vary within that personalty making someone believable or a somewhat of a joke. I guess whichever of these things controls you most, that makes you; YOU! Yet one fluctuation of these traits can make you look like a complete idiot regardless of how smart you really are…
POINT IS: BE SMART, shut up and listen!

2012 NFL Mock Draft “POINT” game

By James Fedewa 5/1/12

This is a  mock-draft GAME played by “PROFESSIONAL DRAFNIK” sports writers with their respected 2012 mock drafts, giving POINTS to where you projected players/team to  PICK NUMBER and what number that player actually was drafted (with NO baring of trades).  So we can TOTAL up any mock draft, based on these given points to grade your predictions.

Using their “rules” my score was 81!  Not too bad!  (which could have been 10 points HIGHER if I didn’t change my mind at the last second and move Tannehill later in the mock)…

Here is the LINK and the rules:

http://backupquarterbackblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/grading-mock-drafters-peter-king-is.html

Last Monday’s post looked at 7 mock drafts published at the time.  Most mock drafters change their picks as often as The Bachelorette, so the picks we saw three days before the draft only slightly resemble most of these drafters’ “final” mock drafts.  But we happened to capture them at a point in time, and it’s that point in time that we’ll use in grading them.

As a reminder, we used 7 mock drafters: ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. and Todd McShay, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, Rob Rang of CBSSports.com, Evan Silva of ProFootballTalk.com, Charley Casserly of NFL Network, and some dude named Kash Money from MockingTheDraft.com.  And we considered only the first 11 draft picks.

After the jump, our final rankings and where the mock drafters hit and missed.  Also, you can see our ranking of how the teams drafted, 1 through 32, here.

First of all, there were so many trades this draft that we don’t even consider teams swapping spots.  For these purposes, we only care about whether the drafter got the correct player in a given spot or, if he didn’t, whether his selection for that spot was close to where that player actually went.

A drafter got 10 points if his pick for a given slot was correct.  If it wasn’t, he got 9 points if that player went 1 spot before or after, 8 points if he went 2 spots before or after, etc., etc., with a floor of 0 points if the player went 10 or more spots before or after the given pick.  For example, Rob Rang had Fletcher Cox going sixth overall.  Cox went 12th, so since Rang was 6 picks off, his score for that pick is 10-6 = 4.

Backup Quarterback Blog Mock Draft Rankings (based on mock drafts on 4/23/2012)
1. Peter King, 95 points
2. Evan Silva, 89 points
3. Rob Rang, 83 points
4. Mel Kiper, Jr., 82 points
T-5. Todd McShay, 81 points
T-5. Charley Casserly, 81 points
7. KashMoney, 80 points

As we discussed last week, there was a lot of commonality in the picks.  Everyone nailed Luck (1), RG3 (2), and Tannehill (8), and everyone was one spot off on each of Trent Richardson, Matt Kalil, and Morris Claiborne.

Each of King’s remaining picks were within 3 spots of where the player actually went:
– Justin Blackmon (King picked him 6th, he went 5th)
– Stephon Gilmore (King picked him 7th, he went 10th)
– Fletcher Cox (King picked him 9th, he went 12th)
– Michael Floyd (King picked him 10th, he went 13th)
– Luke Kuechly, (King picked him 11th, he went 9th)

Only Silva was remotely close to King, with each of his picks within 7 spots of the actual pick.

Kiper, McShay, Casserly, KashMoney, and Rang tied for worst pick of the mock drafts; the first 4 each had Riley Reiff going 10th to the Bills (Reiff went 23rd to the Lions), and Rang had David DeCastro going 11th to the Chiefs (DeCastro went 24th to the Steelers).

 

# MOCK PLAYER MY POINTS ACTUAL PICK
1 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 10 Colts Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford QB
2 Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 10 Redskins Robert Griffin III QB
3 Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 10 Browns Trent Richardson RB
4 Matt Kalil, OT, USC 10 Vikings Matt Kalil OT
5 Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU 9 Jaguars Justin Blackmon WR
6 Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St. 9 Cowboys Morris Claiborne CB
7 Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 7 Buccaneers Mark Barron SS
8 Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St. 6 Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB
9 Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina 1 Panthers Luke Kuechly ILB
10 Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 9 Bills Stephon Gilmore CB
11 Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa 0 Chiefs Dontari Poe D
81