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    Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claiborne)

    Monday marks Day Two of my Four Mocks in Four Days challenge to give Rams fans four possible scenarios with four different picks and how those selections may shape up. On Sunday, I presented a two-round mock draft that had the Rams selecting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the first round, followed by receiver Stephen Hill and offensive guard Amini Silatolu in round two.

    Today, I’m going to present a scenario in which the Rams select LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne in the first round. Let’s see how things fall, and as always, your feedback and comments are appreciated!

    Again, due to the number of mocks I’m hoping to pump out, I’m not going to add elaborate explanations to the picks. Feel free to respond with thoughts or comments about specific picks if you’d like more feedback. Thanks!


    Round One
    1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
    2. Washington Redskins (f/STL): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
    3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
    4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
    5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
    6. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
    7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
    8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
    9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
    10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
    11. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
    12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
    13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
    14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
    15. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
    16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
    17. Cincinnati Bengals (f/OAK): Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
    18. San Diego Chargers: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
    19. Chicago Bears: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
    20. Tennessee Titans: Nick Perry, DE, USC
    21. Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia,
    22. Cleveland Browns (f/ ATL): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
    23. Detroit Lions: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
    24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
    25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
    26. Houston Texans: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
    27. New England Patriots (f/ NO): Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State
    28. Green Bay Packers: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
    29. Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
    30. San Francisco *****: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
    31. New England Patriots: Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
    32. New York Giants: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

    Round Two
    33. St. Louis Rams: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
    34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
    35. Minnesota Vikings: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
    36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska
    37. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
    38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
    39. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
    40. Carolina Panthers: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi
    41. Buffalo Bills: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
    42. Miami Dolphins: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
    43. Seattle Seahawks: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
    44. Kansas City Chiefs: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
    45. Dallas Cowboys: Andre Branch, LB, Clemson
    46. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina
    47. New York Jets: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
    48. New England Patriots (f/OAK): Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn
    49. San Diego Chargers: Devon Still, DL, Penn State
    50. Chicago Bears: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
    51. Philadelphia Eagles (f/ARI): Kelechi Osemele, OL, Iowa State
    52. Tennessee Titans: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    53. Cincinnati Bengals: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
    54. Detroit Lions: Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
    55. Atlanta Falcons: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
    56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
    57. Denver Broncos: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
    58. Houston Texans: Jeff Allen, OL, Illinois
    59. Green Bay Packers: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
    60. Baltimore Ravens: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
    61. San Francisco *****: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
    62. New England Patriots: Alfonzo Dennard, DB, Nebraska
    63. New York Giants: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    I'm not sure I see the Browns taking another WR in round 1 after taking Blackmon. Two first round WRs when you have a roster full of holes seems like overkill. I like Claiborne, but can't say I'm pleased as punch with the way the rest of the draft works for the Rams. I guess I'm just not sold on Jeffery yet.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    I like this one. Even with the weight issue Jeffery showed a lot of potential in school and I haven't heard that he takes plays off or anything like that. If Fisher can get him to reach his full potential he could be a steal in the 2nd.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Claiborne and Thompson, I'm fine with. Just not diggin' Jeffrey. But I'd live with those two rounds.



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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    I'm not sure I see the Browns taking another WR in round 1 after taking Blackmon. Two first round WRs when you have a roster full of holes seems like overkill. I like Claiborne, but can't say I'm pleased as punch with the way the rest of the draft works for the Rams. I guess I'm just not sold on Jeffery yet.
    I believe that's what's referred to as a massive brainfart by me. Let me do a quick edit... :-\

    EDIT: There, fixed. Nothing to see here, folks...
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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    I do not see the bucs with lagarrette Blount and in your mock draft taking Richardson also taking Doug Martin in round 2. It makes no sense to have 3 rbs of that quality on your roster.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce4life View Post
    I do not see the bucs with lagarrette Blount and in your mock draft taking Richardson also taking Doug Martin in round 2. It makes no sense to have 3 rbs of that quality on your roster.
    Alright, well it took exactly one day for this to derail, as I was operating on auto-pilot thinking the first five picks of the mock were as most expected. Let me try edit number two...

    EDIT: Correction made. Thanks for the assist!
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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Alright, well it took exactly one day for this to derail, as I was operating on auto-pilot thinking the first five picks of the mock were as most expected. Let me try edit number two...

    EDIT: Correction made. Thanks for the assist!
    Nick, I'm sorry to continue the error search, but I just don't see the Bengals selecting Jamarcus Russell in the 2nd round after taking Alf in the first round. It just doesn't make sense with Michael Jordan available. Especially with the Bengals drafting between the Yankees and the Blues.
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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Man... taking Jeffery would make me very nervous.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Nick, in this scenario, Reuben Randal and Stephen Hill are available at the Packer's pick, and as is reflected in your mock draft, there are two WR needy teams between the Packer's Pick and our pick (Maybe 3, I think the Pats could look at Hill). However there are no teams I see in that list who seem likely to take Konz. Do you think the Rams would look at a trade up to grab one of the two? The Pack might be willing.

    And I'd like to add that if we could do that without using the second 2nd rounder, I'd probably be pretty pleased with the draft.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Nick, I'm sorry to continue the error search, but I just don't see the Bengals selecting Jamarcus Russell in the 2nd round after taking Alf in the first round. It just doesn't make sense with Michael Jordan available. Especially with the Bengals drafting between the Yankees and the Blues.
    As long as no one pulls a Montreal Allouette, it's still good value.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    As long as no one pulls a Montreal Allouette, it's still good value.
    I thought Montreal Allouette was supposed to be the next Jason Sehorn at safety?

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by Bar-bq View Post
    I thought Montreal Allouette was supposed to be the next Jason Sehorn at safety?
    No, the Allouette's embarrassingly drafted a player who had died a month prior. Even worse was a different CFL team had done the same thing the year before.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    No, the Allouette's embarrassingly drafted a player who had died a month prior. Even worse was a different CFL team had done the same thing the year before.
    I hear this is the reason teams in the NFL call the person they are about to draft - to make sure they're still ok. And I thought it was to ruin the suspense.

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    Re: Nick's "4 Options in 4 Days" Two-Round NFL Mock Draft (Option 2: CB Morris Claibo

    2 things i would like to touch on:

    First, I do not see why the Rams would take Jeffery over sanu

    Second, we are not forced to take a WR in the first 2 rounds...We are not forced to settle if its not there dont get it...I do not see how jeffery can impact this team we need a #1 receiver

    Also just because the #1 WR position is not filled doesnt mean we can overlook talent...you got a guy like donta hightower on the board at pick 39 you just cannot let him get past u

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