I was putting off doing my mock until most of the Free Agency moves were set in motion. So here is how I believe/want the draft to go for our beloved Phins.
#1 - Heres to hoping the new uniforms "blow our mind" draft Night. lol. Im not thrilled about the logo. Anyways.......
1, 12 - WR Tavon Austin
I understand a lot of our resources have already been devoted to this position this offseason. I can just see this pick as very possible for a few reasons. I feel we have too many holes to trade up (as has been rumored) and snag Lane Johnson. I see the top 3 OTs off the board. Milliner will obviously be long gone. Which leads me to Werner (If available), Rhodes, and Austin as the 3 guys on our radar. Werner is a beast but I feel as if we have already spent a 1st rounder on a player similar in Odrick (less natural pass rusher obviously). hes a strong side DE who will likely average around 6 to 10 sacks a season in his career. Not going to be a pass rushing dynamo. Rhodes is physical, big framed, and a great bump and run guy. I feel he should be the pick and can be taught the zone savvy-ness needed to thrive. Im feeling very confident in either Austin or Rhodes. I feel as a top 12 pick, Austin is a game changer and would become a more valuable player to us as he developed. Bess' slot replacment next year after using him on bubbles, screens and down the seem as a rookie. I would also LOVE to trade back in the first from 12 into the Mid and take Eifert while snagging another 2nd or 3rd in the process. Also lets not forget about Jarvis jones.....He is very much in play if available I feel. Just thinking about the speed on the offensive side of the ball with him(Austin) is scary. Wallace, Miller, Austin all can take it to the house at any moment.
2, 42 - CB Johnthan Banks
Big corner with great balls skills. Kind of guy who can (apparently) hold onto some of those possible INTs we let slip through our fingers so often last year.
2, 54 - OT Terron Armstead
Moving Martin to LT leaves a glaring need (obviously) at RT. Im basing this pick off the apparent love and need our front office has for athletic o-linemen.
3, 77 - DE Corey Lemonier
A guy I feel who is going to absolutely be a dynamic speed pass rusher. Could instantly come in and compete with OV for nickle pass rushing duty. with time could develope into Wake's bro when Odrick gets kicked inside next season.
3, 82 - CB Tyrann Mathieu
Taking our second 3rd rounder on a guy with character 'concerns". Regardless he makes plays and game impacting/changing plays. Also happens to be a huge position of need.
Still working on Rounds 4-7 but feeling very confident in this mock. Feel I would love this draft and while being sexy...fills an ample amount of needs. What do you think?