Here it is finfans, the first annual DolphinCurry Mock Draft 2013, in all it's glory.
Do your worst/have at it............
Draft assumes that Eric Winston is signed and no further CB’s e.g. Brent Grimes are signed before the draft
Profiles from Walter Football
What I’d like to see (ok what I could live with)
Round 1 6th Pick : CB Dee Milliner (Trade with Cleveland our 12th and 77th for their 6th.)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 201. 40 Time: 4.37. Projected Round (2013): Top-10 Pick.
3/9/13: Milliner used the Combine to confirm his high grade with a great time in the 40-yard dash. Speed was the only concern about him for the NFL, and he put that resoundingly to bed.
Milliner's stock was on the rise in January after a strong showing against the Fighting Irish to close out the season. Plus, he is clearly the top corner in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Milliner is fast and agile to be able to play on an island in man coverage. His shutdown ability is unique as he is fast enough to turn and run with receivers, but also has the size to defend big receivers. Milliner has great length and quarterbacks struggle to get passes by him.
Milliner tied for first in the nation with total passes defensed with 22. He also amassed 54 tackles, two interceptions and 20 passes broken up. Milliner is the best man-to-man cover corner prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft, and, as a result, he is rated at the top of his position.
Round 2 42nd Pick : TE Zach Ertz
Height: 6-5. Weight: 249. Arm: 31.68. Hand: 9.68. 40 Time: 4.76. Projected Round (2013): 1-2.
3/16/13: While Ertz wasn't as fast in the Combine 40 as Eifert, Ertz was faster than Eifert in the first 10 yards, 1.62 vs 1.66. Ertz also did better in the bench press with 24 reps. In the field work, Ertz did well but didn't look as fluid as Eifert. Ertz also had disappointing measurement with short arms.
Ertz played really well this season and was Stanford's leading receiver. He totaled 69 receptions for 898 yards and six touchdowns. Ertz improved his blocking in 2012, too. He had massive day against Washington and California. This season could have been even more productive if the Cardinal had had consistent quarterback play. He put together a huge game against Oregon, 11-106, including a remarkable touchdown catch to force overtime.
Ertz is a complete tight end who is very effective as a run-blocker. He was a real contributor to the good blocking for running back Stepfan Taylor. Ertz has surprising quickness and athletic ability. He is a three-down player and future starter in the NFL.
8/21/12: Like Toilolo, Ertz will take on a more prominent role with Fleener in the NFL. Ertz caught 27 passes for 346 yards with four touchdowns last year. He caught 16 passes for 190 yards and five touchdowns in his first season of playing time.
Ertz's height and leaping ability make him a dangerous weapon in the red zone. He needs to fill out his frame and develop his blocking, but he has the potential to fire up the rankings to be a second-day pick.
Round 2 54th Pick : DE Datone Jones
Height: 6-4. Weight: 280. Arm: 32 1/8. Hand: 9 3/4. 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2013): 1-3.
3/2/13: Jones had 62 tackles with 5.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss this year. The senior has a nice mix of speed and strength, but needs to refine his pass-rushing moves. UCLA also played him out of position at defensive tackle.
Jones had a dominant week at the Senior Bowl. He showed that he is dedicated to the weight room and has put in a lot of time in developing a serious NFL body. Following the weigh-in, the powerful defensive end had a superb week of practice. Jones showed off a great skill set with which he can defeat offensive linemen with either strength or agility. Jones has the power to move offensive linemen to the side and the speed to close in a hurry. He won his one-on-one reps using both power and speed.
Jones also had a solid performance at the Combine. There is a debate about his position for the NFL, and many consider him to be a tackle/end tweener. He looks like a perfect fit as an NFL power left defensive end in a 4-3 defense who can move inside on passing downs. Even if Jones is played exclusively on the edge, he has the strength to stuff the run and can contribute as a pass-rusher.
Jones had 6.5 tackles for a loss and three sacks in 2011. He missed all of the 2010 season with a fractured right foot. Jones made 30 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and four sacks in 2009 playing next to Brian Price.
Round 3 82nd Pick : WR Markus Wheaton Oregon State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 183. Arm: 32 1/4. Hand: 8 1/2. Projected 40 Time: 4.40. Projected Round (2013): 2-4.
2/16/13: Wheaton had an excellent senior season with 91 receptions for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns. He displayed a nice combination of reliable hands and play-making ability. Wheaton had 73 receptions for 986 yards and a touchdown as a junior in 2011.
Wheaton had a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He showcased his speed and explosiveness to stretch the field. Wheaton was sure-handed and ran good routes. It should help him on draft day.
Round 4 110th Pick : CB Dwayne Gratz Conneticut
Height: 5-11. Weight: 201. Arm: 30 7/8. Hand: 10 1/2. 40 Time: 4.47. Projected Round (2013): 2-4.
3/9/13: Gratz was one of the Combine's most impressive cornerbacks. He had a good 40 time, did well in the field drills and showed some power in the bench press. Gratz has really helped himself since the end of the season. He was solid at the Senior Bowl and clearly is a hard worker who puts in the preparation time.
Gratz totaled 53 tackles with 11 passes broken up, three interceptions and a forced fumble this year. He is a solid cover corner who also plays the run well. Gratz had three interceptions and 53 tackles in 2011.
Round 5 146th Pick : OT/G Brian Winters Kent State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 320. Arm: 32. Hand: 9 1/2. Projected 40 Time: 5.25. Projected Round (2013): 3-5.
3/16/13: Winters had a dominant senior season for Kent State which raised his profile for the NFL. He was an All-Conference selection from his sophomore season on. The Senior Bowl was sort of neutral for Winters as he didn't help himself or hurt himself significantly. However, Winters checked in three inches shorter than his listed height and almost 20 pounds heavier. The lack of height and length could push him inside to guard in the NFL.
Winters compounded his issues with a bad Combine. He had the worst showing on the bench press (9 reps) of any lineman who participated. Winters looks like a guard in the NFL.
Round 5 166th Pick : RB Stefphon Jefferson Nevada
Height: 5-11. Weight: 210. Projected 40 Time: 4.53. Projected Round (2013): 4-6.
2/16/13: Jefferson could be this year's Alfred Morris; a sleeper running back who surprises everyone in the NFL. Jefferson has quickness to go along with power and size. He finished second in the FBS in rushing this year with 1,883 yards (5.0 average) with 24 touchdowns. Jefferson also caught 22 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown.
Jefferson has fresh legs after serving as a backup in 2011 and 2010. He is high-character individual who will be a good teammate and locker-room presence.
Round 7 217th Pick : WR Aaron Dobson Marshall
Height: 6-2. Weight: 203. Arm: 33 1/2. Hand: 8 1/2. Projected 40 Time: 4.51. Projected Round (2013): 4-6.
2/13/13: Dobson totaled 679 yards with three touchdowns on 57 receptions in 2012, but he only had one 100-yard receiving game. Sophomore receiver Tommy Shuler was the far more productive wide out with over 50 more catches and almost 500 more yards.
Dobson had 49 receptions for 668 yards with 12 touchdowns in 2011. He totaled 44 catches for 689 yards and five scores in 2010.
Dobson put together a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl.
Round 7 224th Pick : ILB Bruce Taylor Virgina Tech
Height: 6-1. Weight: 237. Arm: 33.18. 40 Time: 5.01. Projected Round (2012): 4-6.
3/2/13: Taylor had 76 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, five passes broken up and 5.5 sacks in 2012. 8/31/12: Taylor was having a decent 2011 season before missing the final four games with an injury. He had 53 tackles with seven tackles for a loss and five sacks. Taylor had 91 tackles with 15.5 tackles for a loss and six sacks in 2010. He looks like he may fit best on the inside of a 3-4 defense at the next level.
Round 7 250th Pick : DT Joe Vellano Maryland
Height: 6-1. Weight: 285. Projected 40 Time: 5.03. Projected Round (2013): 5-6.
3/2/13: Vellano had a good senior season. He totaled 61 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss and six sacks. Vellano is a very good college player, but a tweener for the NFL. He had flashed at times at the East-West Shrine. Vellano didn't work out at the Combine.
8/25/12: Vellano had 94 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes broken up last season. He was an excellent run-defender for Maryland. Vellano had 63 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks and one forced fumble in 2010.
The senior should add more weight for the NFL. He probably fits best as a nose tackle in a 4-3 defense.
UDFA OT Alex Hurst LSU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 340.
Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
Projected Round (2012): FA.
3/16/13: Hurst missed the rest of the season following the Florida game dealing with a personal issue. His potential return to football is unknown.
Hurst helped himself in the early going of 2012. He was fabulous against Washington, blasting open holes in the ground game. Hurst was the blocker who the Tigers ran behind the most, going behind him with success in critical short-yardage situations and on the goal line. He is a road grader as a run-blocker.
The senior's pass blocking was improved, but he was moved to left tackle due to the absence of Chris Faulk and had some rough moments against Florida. Hurst did his best to pick up outside blitzers, but his left guard was terrible at adjusting with him.
8/23/12: Hurst had a lot of good games blocking for LSU in 2011. He was a tough run-blocker and did a quality job in pass protection. Hurst should stay at right tackle and is not a candidate to move to left tackle. He has good power and technique. Hurst struggled in both games against the Crimson Tide's edge rushers. He probably needs to drop some weight and improve his mobility for the edge-rushers in the NFL.
Hurst took over for the right tackle position after Joseph Barksdale left LSU. Hurst is a massive blocker who has great strength. He is a leader on the offensive line and has won a lot of awards in the program for his work ethic and weight-room dedication. Run blocking is Hurst's strength. He needs to improve his ability to block speed-rushers.