This mock is assuming that we can't retain any of our UFA (Bennett and Beatty being the big ones, as well as guys like Rivers, Hixon, Barden, and Tynes), but do get to tender our RFA (Cruz and the Browns)
Round 1: Lane Johnson -- OT -- Oklahoma
Absolutely MUST acquire a new OT round 1, especially with Beatty being gone in this scenario and the absolute ****fest we have going on between a heavily injured and aging Locklear and a DD that is so declined that honestly he should retire.
==Alternate== DJ Fluker -- OT -- Alabama
Round 2: Kevin Minter -- ILB -- LSU
This guy is actually ranked by the NFL draft tracker to be the same grade as Ogletree, and a couple projections here and there have him going in the first round. However, he's also a bit under the radar with guys like Ogletree, Te'o, and Mingo getting all the media attention as top linebacker picks, and he could quite possibly fall all the way to #51.
==Alternate== Khaseem Greene -- OLB -- Rutgers (would mean we'd have to roll with Blackburn for one more year but would still get a boost at LB)
Round 3: Jesse Williams -- DT -- Alabama
With the top-heavy depth at DT in this draft, I think this guy could theoretically fall to the third round. He did play 3-4 nose tackle a lot in bama, but he can apparently do 5-tech quite well too. Great run stuffer, which is what we need.
==Alternate== Bennie Logan -- DT -- LSU
Round 4: D.C. Jefferson -- TE -- Rutgers
A bit of a project with a lot to prove, but he's 6'6' and can get downfield easily, plus he's more than willing and able to pull blocking duty. NFL draft tracker actually says he compares a lot to Bennett in terms of play style and physical ability. He needs a bit of refinement, especially with his hands, to play at an NFL level, but we don't have the best TE coach in the league for nothing.
Round 5: Logan Ryan -- CB -- Rutgers
A fairly raw athlete, but very physical and decent size for a CB. Under the assumption that our roster stays the same, Prince and Webster would still be around to start, giving Ryan a season to get up to speed for the NFL game and eventually replace Webster outside.
Round 6: Corey Fuller -- WR -- Virginia Tech
Not much more than a depth receiver here, since this mock is assuming that Hixon and Barden are gone. Nicks-Cruz-Randle would be our starting trio, with Jernigan being our only depth, so a late round pickup here would only hlep.
Rount 7: A kicker. I don't really care who it is, but again Tynes won't be around and I trust Buehler to kick just about as much as I trust Ben Stein to not keep repeating his name...