For purposes of this mock I have us trading down in the third and swapping places with the team in a later round and picking up a fourth. I changed a lot since my last mock. I discovered some new players and dropped some others. Even though I did not work them into this mock, three prospects I really like are Phillip Thomas S Fresno State, Zaviar Gooden ILB Missouri, and Devin Taylor DE South Carolina.
2nd Round: Eric Reid FS LSU
Has great athleticism, and would add size to our secondary. He is a hard hitter and has good ball skills. He had a great combine so he may not drop. But if he does I would love to add him. If not available I like Cyprien.
3rd Round: Darius Slay CB Miss. State
He has a good build, long arms, and speed. Playing opposite Johnthan Banks he has been tested. He forces a lot of dropped balls. He is known as a hard worker and is a good special teams player.
4th Round: Jordan Reed TE Florida
Compares to Aaron Hernandez. Just imagine what the Shanaclan can do with that weapon. He is very versatile, a converted quarterback. He can line up in the backfield, on the line, or as a wideout. He is not a great blocker but I hope we bring back Logan Paulsen to help in that department.
4th Round: Shawn Williams SS Georgia
A vocal leader, he called out his teammates at Georgia for not giving enough effort. I like his fiery attitude and hard hitting athleticism. He plays well near the line of scrimmage and shows the ability to shed blocks. I also really like DJ Swearinger out of South Carolina.
5th Round: Chris Harper WR Kansas State
He is a tree trunk with good size/speed. Also Harper has good quickness and impressive acceleration. He is a tough person to tackle and runs good routes. He has a good ability making catches away from his frame. I have heard him compared to Anquan Boldin or Early Doucet.
5th Round: Nickell Robey CB USC
He is a small, fast and quick footed corner that I think would be great as a nickelback. The name even fits. Do not let his size fool you though he is a feisty physical CB and aggressive in the run game. He has good instincts and good ball skills.
6th Round: Brennan Williams OT UNC
Early round ability with a late round price tag. Voted all ACC despite missing half the season. He is a bit raw and recovering from injury but I think he has great upside and would be good be a good fit for the ZBS.
7th Round: Knile Davis RB Arkansas
He is a fast player in a big body. A north-south runner with ability to run through arm tackles. He has a history of injuries but if he can return to form I think he could be a great complement back to Alfred. Maybe the split carries would help him stay healthy.