September 2, 2014

On The Clock: Picks 29 – 30

My mock draft continues today with the conference runners-up. On the clock are picks 29 – 30. To recap:

1. Carolina – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
2. Denver – DaQuan Bowers, DE, Clemson
3. Buffalo – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
4. Cincinnati – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
5. Arizona – Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
6. Cleveland – AJ Green, WR, Georgia
7. San Francisco – Robert Quinn, DE/LB, UNC
8. Tennessee – Nick Fairly, DT, Auburn
9. Dallas – Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
10. Washington – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
11. Houston – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
12. Minnesota – Cameron Jordan, DE, California
13. Detroit – Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
14. St. Louis – JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
15. Miami – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
16. Jacksonville – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
17. New England – Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida
18. San Diego – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
19. New York Giants – Tyron Smith, OT, USC
20. Tampa Bay – Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
21. Kansas City – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
22. Indianapolis – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
23. Philadelphia – Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
24. New Orleans – Justin Houston, LB, Georgia
25. Seattle – Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
26. Baltimore – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
27. Atlanta – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
28. New England – Brooks Reed, DE/LB, Arizona

With the twenty ninth pick in the NFL draft, the Chicago Bears select: Danny Watkins, G, Baylor. The Bears will need to add some talent to their O Line if they expect Jay Cutler to find some courage, heart, or brains. Keeping Cutler on his feet is a good place to start.

With the thirtieth pick in the NFL draft, the New York Jets select: Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky. I would love for the do-everything receiver to slip to the Bengals in the second round, but after a great combine workout Cobb will hear his name called on day one. The Jets let their top receivers test the free agent market, so expect them to find one in the draft.