My First Mock Draft of the off season
1st round) Ezekiel Ansah, BYU: DE: (6-5, 270, Sr.)
The Cougars' big defensive lineman boasts a unique combination of size and speed that will get scouts excited. He is a raw prospect with much to learn about the end, tackle or outside backer position. He could play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme at a variety of positions. Kyle Van Noy got most of the offensive line attention but Ansah showed loads of growth in 2012. He posted 57 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. shows the athleticism that Jerry Reese loves this kid has crazy upside!!!
2nd round) Larry Warford, Kentucky:G: (6-3, 330, Sr.)
Kentucky has not been good in 2012 but it hasnít been Warfordís fault. He has elite size and has long been considered one of the top blockers in the SEC. He faces elite defenses each and every weekend, including a few potential first rounders like Sheldon Richardson and Sharrif Floyd, and more than holds his own. His teams are generally overmatched, making his efforts even more impressive due to work ethic and toughness.
3rd round)Shayne Skov, Stanford:LB: (6-3, 242, Sr.)
Off the field issues,injuries and a DUI have slowed Skovís career over the last few seasons. Yet, his impact was immediate when he stepped on campus. He leads one of the best front sevens in the game with elite size and physicality. He is an extremely tough player with tremendous instincts and tackling ability. If healthy and focused, he might be one of the most talented players in the nation at his position.
4th round) RaíShede Hageman, Minnesota :DT: (6-6, 300, Jr.)
This massive prospect has been a late mover on draft boards. He has a huge frame with plenty of room to add bulk and power. He also hasn't played a ton of football so his better days are well of ahead of him. He has quickly proven to be a productive member of an improving defense. He has extremely intriguing upside and could be a value pick in the early middle rounds.
5th round)Tharold Simon, LSU:CB: (6-2, 190, Jr.)
One guy that isnít lacking for elite NFL size is Simon. He was used in 2011 as a coverman as Mathieu was pushed into a nickel role on passing downs. He has a huge frame that is long and extremely athletic. He will need plenty of polish before he can start on the next level, but make no mistake about the Bayou Bengal's tremendous raw upside. Few players have more athleticism and size than LSUís top coverman.
6th round) Cameron Fleming - Stanford:T: (6'6 308 lbs)
Fleming is a young lineman with a long way to go in his development, but one who could have a bright future ahead of him. He's got great size for a right tackle, and he's an effective run blocker. Fleming needs to improve his technique against smaller, quicker defenders, but could be a mauler at the next level if he continues to develop.
7th round) Greg Reid - Florida State:CB: ( 5'9 175 lbs)
Reid was a potential high round pick before he got himself kicked out of FSU. Undersized, but good ball skills, should get a look as a late round flier seems like a Jerry Reese pick