Over the past few days I've been working on a new mock off-season and looking at how the salary cap could affect things. This is probably going to go over a few posts so bear with me. 1st Round Mock Draft 1. Ind- QB- Andrew Luck- Stanford 2. Wash (from Stl)*- QB- Robert Griffin III- Baylor 3. Min- OT- Matt Kalil- USC 4. Jax (from Cle)**- WR- Justin Blackmon- Oklahoma State 5. TB- CB- Morris Claiborne- LSU 6. Stl (from Wash)*- OT- Reilly Reiff- Iowa 7. Cle (from Jax)** RB- Trent Richardson- Alabama 8. Car- DE- Quinton Coples- UNC 9. Mia- DL- Michael Brockers- LSU 10. Buf- OLB- Courtney Upshaw- Alabama 11. KC- OT- Jonathan Martin- Stanford 12. Sea- DT- Devon Still- Penn State 13. Ari- OT- Mike Adams- Ohio State 14. Dal- OG- David DeCastro- Stanford 15. Phi- LB- Luke Kuechly- BC 16. Dal (from NYJ)***- Dre Kirkpatrick- Alabama 17. Cin- CB- Janoris Jenkins- North Alabama 18. SD- OLB- Melvin Ingram- South Carolina 19. Chi- WR- Michael Floyd- Notre Dame 20. Ten- C- Peter Konz- Wisconsin 21. Cin- S-Mark Barron- Alabama 22. Cle- WR- Kendal Wright- Baylor 23. Sea (from Det)****- QB- Ryan Tannehill- Texas A&M 24. Pit- LB- Dontâ€™a Hightower- Alabama 25. Den- DT- Fletcher Cox- Miss State 26. Hou- WR- Mohammed Sanu- Rutgers 27. NE- WR- Alshon Jeffery- South Carolina 28. GB- OLB- Nick Perry- USC 29. Bal- DE/OLB- Whitney Mercilus- Illinois 30. SF- OG/RT- Cordy Glenn- Georgia 31. NE- LB- Zach Brown- UNC 32. NYG- TE- Dwayne Allen- Clemson Trades *Stl trades 1 (2) to Wash for 1 (6) + 2 (39) + 2013 1st **Cle trades 1 (4) to Jax for 1 (7) + 3 (71) + 4 (101) ***Dal trades QB Tony Romo to NYJ for 1st round pick ****Det trades 1 (23) to Sea for 2 (43) + 2013 2nd Free Agent Signing QB Peyton Manning- Dallas Cowboys I wanted to mix things up for this 1st round mock, hence the Manning to Dallas and Romo to Jest. I think Jerry Jones knows that Romo is never going to win him a Super Bowl, so I can see him throwing big money at Peyton. Trading Romo should clear plenty of space to make that signing possible. Mark Sanchez also isnâ€™t the answer in NY and with a huge cap number this year he could easily be cut if he doesnâ€™t restructure. Here they give up a 1st round pick for a proven QB and cut Sanchez, which would actually save them money I believe. Unlikely, but just throwing something new out there. Patriots Draft Trade QB Brian Hoyer and 3rd (94) to Cle for 3rd (68) and 4th (100) Trade DE/OLB Jermaine Cunningham to KC for 6th (171) 1 (27) - WR- Alshon Jeffery- South Carolina Big, physical WR that has amazing hands and works down the field well. Not an elite athlete, but has a huge catch radius, good body control and soft hands. Think, less athletic Calvin Johnson. 1 (31) - LB- Zach Brown- UNC Elite athlete and playmaker at LB. Can play WLB and SLB in a 4-3, ILB in 3-4 and can also play some big nickel in sub packages with his elite speed. Can be a matchup weapon against TEâ€™s which will be huge, and is a sub package and special teams ace. This guy would add a ton to this team. 2 (48) - CB- Chase Minnifield- Virginia Athletic, playmaking CB who has good size and speed, and plays the ball in the air well. He comes from good bloodlines with his father Frank Minnifield a Pro Bowl CB in the 1980â€™s, and is very good in both man and zone coverage. I think he is a better player than his former teammate Ras-I Dowling. 2 (63) - DE/OLB- Chandler Jones- Syracuse I would love to take Vinny Curry here, but he could be gone and I thought I would change things up a bit. Jones has great size and length for a DE/OLB. And while he doesnâ€™t have elite speed around the edge, he uses his hands well, works back inside and possesses a good bull rush. The other thing I really like about Jones is his ability to bat balls down at the LOS and disrupt passing lanes. 3 (68) - WR- Juron Criner- Arizona Love this guy, if you wanâ€™t to know why just look at my 100 other posts about him. 4 (100) - Trade to Phi for 4th (114) and 5th (146) 4 (114) - DT- Marcus Forston- Miami Highly recruited DT prospect out of high school hasnâ€™t lived up to expectations due to injury. If he can stay healthy he can be a steal as a sub rushing, interior DL. Worth a shot in the 4th round. 4 (126) - FS- Janzen Jackson- McNeese State Easily the most physically talented FS in this draft, falls because of character concerns after being dismissed from Tennessee and going to McNeese State. He is a 1st round talent that will fall, but he is arguably more talented than Mark Barron. 5 (146) - CB/PR- Cliff Harris- Oregon Another 1st round talent that will fall due to character concerns, Harris is a very talented cover corner and kick/punt returner. Heâ€™s probably too small to play on the outside, but he could be a beast in the slot. Character is a concern, and he is immature, but I think he just needs to grow up. Put him in a structured environment and see what he can become. Worst case scenario he is an upgrade over Welker/Edelman as a kick/punt returner. 6 (171) - OT- Josh Oglesby- Wisconsin Top OT recruit out of high school, like Forston, injuries have stopped him from reaching his potential. Big mauling RT, I think the talent is still there for Oglesby to be a good player in the NFL. If he wasnâ€™t so tall (6â€™7â€ť), I think he could be an elite OG prospect. Itâ€™s too difficult to pick specific UDFAâ€™s at the moment, so I will just list some of my favourites. My Top UDFAâ€™s QB- Chris Relf- Miss State- Physically gifted, needs a lot of development RB- Rod Stewart- Colorado- Sudden, dynamic, explosive, looks like a developmental 3rd down back RB- Montel Harris- BC- Isnâ€™t an elite athlete, but has great vision, instincts and balance. And overachiever but could be a contributor in the NFL RB- Lyndon Rowells- Humboldt State- Explosive, great lateral agility. Small school sleeper FB- Devon Ramsey- UNC- NFL calibre fullback. Very impressive in blitz pick-up WR- Chris Owusu- Stanford- Physically talented, but injuries have hit him hard. WR- Greg Childs- Arkansas- Like Owusu, injuries have really impacted Childs WR- James Rodgers- Oregon State- Crafty slot receiver and special teams contributor. WR- Taiwan Easterling- Florida State- Tough, physical receiver who has great change of direction skills. Big time sleeper WR- Marcus Jackson- Lamar- Big time playmaker, great speed, burner. Desean Jackson type player WB- Ifeanyi Momah- BC- Tall, long and lean (6â€™6â€ť 228lbs), if he can add some size he has a really intruiging skillset for TE TE- Beau Reliford- Florida State- Big, physical blocking TE that is limited as a pass catcher, but worth a look. OT- James Carmon- Miss State- Intruiging OT convert who only has a year of experience after shifting from DT. Went from a JUCO DT to starting LT in the SEC in 2 years. This guy has a ton of potential. OT- Jarvis Jones- Oklahoma- Tall, long and lean. Has some potential but is raw. OT- Trinton Sturdivant- Georgia- Looked like a big time OT prospect early in his career, but has been derailed by injuries. Worth a look as an UDFA OG- Kelvin Beachum- SMU- Powerful, athletic and is able to pull well. Could be a potential starting OG in a few years. OG- Jeremiah Warren- USF- Big strong guy with natural athleticism and good coordination for a guy his size. He is raw, but could be decent with some development. C- Natiel Curry- Bethune Cookman- Raw but athletic kid, caught the eye of Wes Bunting. C- William Vlachos- Alabama- Intelligent, well coached, hardworking kid. Has physical limitations, but could contribute DL- Chigbo Anunoby- MoreHouse- Big strong kid, great anchor and is good against the run. Developmental NT or 3-4 DE. DL- Dominique Hamilton- Missouri- Very good against the run, looks like a 3-4DE DL- Charles Deas- Shaw- Intruiging, big bodied D-lineman. Good against the run and decent against the pass. Could be good with some coaching. DE/OLB- Kentrell Lockett- Ole Miss- Explosive pass rusher that has flashed potential, but medical is a huge concern. DE/OLB- Adewale Ojoma- Miami- Very good against the run and has some upside as a pass rusher. DE/OLB- Donovan Robinson- Jackson State- Athletic pass rusher with good upside. LB- Korey Williams- Southern Miss- Fast, athletic hard worker that could play inside a 3-4 or 4-3. Also a decent pass rusher. LB- Jerrell Harris- Alabama- Solid, experienced and well coached guy, could be a contriburtor. LB- Demario Davis- Arkansas State- Fast, explosive playmaker that plays bigger than his size. Could be a starter in the NFL in a few years. Very good instincts. LB- Miles Burris- San Diego State- Explosive, hardworking and instinctive LB that can play all over the field. Also a special teams stud. CB- Akeem Auguste- South Carolina- Really solid CB who plays with his eyes, has good awareness and quick feet. Can play both man and zone coverage. CB- Desmond Marrow- Toledo- Long, physical CB that can play on the outside against bigger WRâ€™s and mix it up at the line of scrimmage. Good upside with some technique work. SS- Tony Dye- UCLA- Really solid, experienced safety that is knocked down by serious injury SS- Winston Guy- Kentucky- Good size and athleticism, is decent against the pass and is a very good tackler. Still has some upside.