Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert (4) intercepts a pass and runs up the field during the game against the Missouri Tigers in the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalowdowns Mock Draft: Picks 11-20


We are still on the first round of Buffalowdowns mock draft.  Here are the staffs picks for spots 11-20. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to get the most up to date picks and track who is still available here  – Draft Board.

Pick 11 was placed by David Tilton for the Titans.

Oklahoma St. CB, Justin Gilbert.

The Titans decide to fill a position of need at cornerback after losing rising star Alterraun Verner to Tampa Bay in free agency. Gilbert is a more physical player than some of the other top corners in this draft class, and also brings decent size to the position at 6′, 202 pounds. The pairing of Gilbert with incumbent starter Jason McCourty should provide the Titans with a decent starting duo. The combination of need and value here at 11 made the decision relatively easy, albeit not very flashy.

Pick 12 was placed by staff writer Nathan Gerst for the NY Football Giants

New York Giants select Eric Ebron, TE, UNC.

The Giants need a player maker in the middle of the field and Ebron is just the guy they need. Ebron is a terrific athlete with the size, agility, and speed to be a mismatch all over the field. He may drop a few balls here and there but he is the type of player who will only help Eli and the Giants get on the right track.

The 13th pick was put in by David Tilton for the Rams

St. Louis Rams select Alabama S, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

After debating whether to take an offensive lineman or other top safety prospect, Calvin Pryor, the Rams take Clinton-Dix due to his size and range. (7 interceptions in the past two seasons)

Scout Chris Landry, a highly credible prospect evaluator in NFL circles, believes Clinton-Dix possesses slightly better range than Pryor, and now the Rams have selected two playmakers in the first round. Pairing second year player TJ McDonald with Clinton-Dix will give the Rams one of the best young safety duos in the league. Jeff Fisher has precedent for drafting safeties early in drafts (see Michael Griffin and TJ McDonald) so the selection here not only fills a need at free safety, but also gives the Rams a highly talented center fielder for the back end of their defense.

The 14th pick comes by way of the Editor Dennis Amo for the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears select ILB CJ Mosley, Alabama

The Bears have focused on their front defensive four during free agency and will begin to help out their back 7. Mosley is a guy that can step in and play right away in any of the linebacker positions but he is a true read and react middle linebacker.

The 15th pick was called in by Tony DiLorento for the Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers take Bradley Roby, CB from Ohio State.

Pittsburgh needs to add youth to its aging secondary, with 3 players with 11 or more years experience, having fresh legs to compete will only make them a stronger unit and better Defense.

The Dallas Cowboys picked at number 16 by way of Alex Jones

Dallas cowboys select Jason Verrett TCU.

Verrett helps the cowboys defense which needs so much help. Verrett plays hard on ball defense that the cowboys need. It also allow Claiborne to move inside and play slot which he is much more suited for.

Tony D is back again with the 17th Pick for the Oakland Raiders.  If you remember the Raiders got this pick via trade with the Ravens earlier yesterday

Oakland Raiders select Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

Oakland takes Teddy Bridgewater, QB from Louisville. While the Raiders recently signed Matt Schaub, they need to plan for the future, whether that is a few years or a few months (if Schaub has another 2013-esque season).

With the 18th pick BLDs social media guy Zach Eldridge is up for the Jets

New York Jets select Wide Receiver Marqise Lee from USC.

The Jets have upgraded their offense with the additions of Mike Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker. A polished basketball, track, and football star, Lee runs very fluid routes and understands body control when attacking the football. He had a rough year last year but he also proved he was tough enough to play through adversity, injury, and coaching changes. Playing with Decker, Johnson, and Vick provides the perfect atmosphere for this young receiver to grow.

John Starba comes in with the pick for Miami at number 19

Miami dolphins select Odell Beckham WR out of LSU.

The selection will give alittle more threat to this offense as its been building the last few year’s. The additions of Lamar Smith, Knowshon Moreno, Mike Wallace and now Beckham will only help Ryan Tannehill become that QB fans have been waiting for.

To round out 11-20 Tony D is back once again to bring in his pick for the Arizona Cardinals

Arizona takes Ryan Shazier, OLB from Ohio State.

Shazier adds a new level of flexibility to the Card’s D, a 3-down backer who can play the run, cover TEs, and blitz when asked. He also joins a unit that was built for speed, and will compliment them nicely.

 

 

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