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Happy Hanukkah No Trades Mock.

Discussion in 'NFL DRAFT / COLLEGE FOOTBALL' started by Memento, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Memento

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    Here's a mock draft that has absolutely no trades in it. Shocking, I know. Anyway, ready, set, go!

    Hire:

    Sean McVay (HC)
    Jeff Davidson (OC)
    Mike Singletary (DC)
    John Fassel (ST)

    (Keep Fassel at ST, Groh as wide receivers coach, Waufle at defensive line, and promote Wilson to defensive backs coach.)

    Cut

    Rodger Saffold
    Tre Mason
    Eugene Sims
    Tim Barnes
    William Hayes
    Lance Kendricks.

    (Saffold is injury-prone and saves us a ton of money. Kendricks drops too many passes, and he saves money. Mason is no longer on the team, Sims and Hayes have been ineffective. Barnes can be replaced.)

    Re-sign:

    Greg Zuerlein
    Dominique Easley
    Ethan Westbrooks
    Matt Longacre
    Louis Trinca-Pasat

    (Zuerlein should get a long term deal as he's bounced back well. Easley, Westbrooks, Longacre, and LTP are all under our control and should be re-signed.)

    Release

    Trumaine Johnson
    T.J. McDonald
    Benny Cunningham
    Kenny Britt
    Brian Quick
    Case Keenum
    Chase Reynold
    Cam Thomas

    (Johnson is let go in free agency. I'd love to keep Cunningham, but he's talented enough to start for a couple teams. McDonald is replaced by Mo. Britt and Quick are let go to put in some new young blood in the wide receiver position. Keenum is replaced by Mannion. Chase Reynolds is pure special teams and easily replaceable, and Thomas is JAG.)

    Convert:

    Lamarcus Joyner (CB - FS)

    (Can you imagine Joyner and Alexander as our two safeties? Opposing wide receivers will have nightmares before and after facing them.)

    Free Agency:

    Alshon Jeffery, WR
    Chandler Jones, DE
    Andrew Whitworth, LT
    Larry Warford, RG
    J.C. Tretter, C

    (Whitworth gets a short term deal as a starting left tackle. Warford immediately becomes our starting right guard. Tretter starts at center. Chandler Jones gets a long term deal and moves Quinn to left end. Jeffery solves our number one receiver problem.)

    Draft:

    2 - Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State.

    3 - Akhello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

    4 - Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan.

    4 (Comp.) - Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova.

    5 - Elijah McGuire, RB, UL Lafayette.

    6 - J.J. Dielman, OL, Utah.

    6 (Comp) - Psalm Wooching, LB, Washington.

    7 - Josh Augusta, DT, Missouri.

    (Conley, Witherspoon, and Darboh are starters right away. Kpassagnon is raw, but extremely talented; I liken him to a poor man's Julius Peppers. McGuire is the backup running back, Dielman backs up four positions on the line, Augusta competes for snaps behind Brockers, and Wooching competes with Josh Forrest for snaps at SLB.)

    Starting Lineups:

    QB - Jared Goff
    RB - Todd Gurley
    WR - Alshon Jeffery
    WR - Tavon Austin
    WR - Amara Darboh
    TE - Tyler Higbee
    LT - Andrew Whitworth
    LG - Greg Robinson
    C - J.C. Tretter
    RG - Larry Warford
    RT - Rob Havenstein

    LE - Robert Quinn
    DT - Aaron Donald
    DT - Michael Brockers
    RE - Chandler Jones
    MLB - Alec Ogletree
    OLB - Mark Barron
    CB - Gareon Conley
    CB - Akhello Witherspoon
    CB - E.J. Gaines
    FS - Lamarcus Joyner
    SS - Maurice Alexander

    Thoughts, comments, and critiques are all welcome.
     
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  2. FRO

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    Like the offensive line. I'm not sure that Whitworth will be willing to come here due to his age. He may want to go to a contending team. Lots of roster turnover, but with this team being so bad for so long it's probably a good thing. I haven't gotten as into the draft this year, so I have no clue about any of the prospects.
     
  3. JackDRams

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    I don't mind this scenario. Relying on rookies at corner scares me a bit though. But gotta do whatcha gotta do.
     
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  4. Dieter the Brock

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    I'd love McVay
    Singletary as DC scares me
    Good stuff
    Is Tretter really the guy at center?
     
  5. OldSchool

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    Not sure I like Singletary as a DC after being out of coaching for 3 years. Bringing him in as a LB coach defensive assistant sure but not as a DC.
     
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  6. TheDYVKX

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    Tretter is a pretty damn good center to me. I'd be very happy to have him.
     
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  7. jrry32

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    I'm not a fan of the Singletary hire. The rest of the mock is incredible. My one big question is...do we have the cap space for all those FAs? That group of guys combined would likely come out to about $44 million a year in salary. That's a conservative estimate. Do we have the cap space for that and the rookie class?
     
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  8. DaveFan'51

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    I like this^ for a good "Starting Point" in discussing the Draft! But:
    * I'm not sure about McVay as HC
    * I agree on the Cuts and resignings!
    * I don't agree on most of your "Releases" Although I follow your Logic! ( I would let Quick-Keenum and Thomas go!)
    * In free agency, I like your Targets!
    * As far as the Draft it self, I don't think the 1st pick should be a CB. Considering we don't have a 1st round pick, I might go for the Best available O-Lineman at this point! IDK for sure!

    Great work for a 1st mock though!!(y)(y)
     
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    Another reason to ponder the different opinion or disagree or whatever it's called now. Everybody in this questions Singletary as a DC yet only one of them gets a down thumb :D
     
  10. PressureD41

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    Ya I like the theory, but question the budget. Otherwise well done