This is not a mock draft, this is a “should” draft. In other words, this is who teams should be selecting with their picks – at least in my opinion. (updated 7/10/17)
1 – San Francisco – William Traylor, QB, Houston
Frank Oliver will be 33 next year, and the 2 QB’s they drafted last year aren’t anywhere near as good as Traylor. Use his great WE to bump up his INT and he’s good to go whenever Oliver calls it quits.
2 – West Texas – Michael Anderson, OL, Wisconsin
WTX gave up the 2nd-most sacks and had the 4th-fewest pancakes. I’m listing Anderson simply as “OL” because he could literally play any position on the line and he would be an immediate help.
3 – Frankfurt – Conrad Bryan, WR, Ole Miss
Ashley Masters still has 1 or 2 good years left in him and even if he doesn’t, they still have Arnold Stillwell. What they don’t have is a superstar receiver. Bryan is lightning quick and has very good hands, he’d give this team a bonafide go-to #1 target.
4 – Colorado – Danny Maas, RB, Florida
Their defense is fairly solid, but they are near the bottom in terms of offense. They need an offensive weapon, and Maas is exactly that. He could line up at RB or WR.
5 – Manchester – Willie Rawlings, LB, Florida
Worst defense in the league, literally ranked 32nd out of 32 in 3 of the 4 defensive categories (and 26th in the other). Their best LB’s are 29, 30, 31 and 31.
6 – Zurich – Andrew Reid, OG, Auburn
There is some young talent on this team, but the OL is so, so bad. Reid has great blocking skills and good enough WE to bump up the speed or intelligence, whichever they choose.
7 – Washington – Amos Nutter, DE, Connecticut
Remember when I said Manchester was the worst defense? Well Washington is 2nd-worst. One of their DE’s is 214 pounds, and that may have worked in PFS but it doesn’t work in DDSPF. Nutter’s WE is good enough to bump up the strength or agility.
8 – Carlisle – Xavier O’Reilly, SS, Notre Dame
Pass defense was a major issue for this team, 27th out of 32. They’re still not getting anything out of Shearer (oh, but I guess teams just aren’t throwing towards him, right Mark? :P) I really like this kid O’Reilly, outstanding INT and TCK for a DB and he’s only 21 so he’s got a ton of room for growth.
9 – Georgia – Michael Dent, DT, Ohio State
Their problem is the opposite of Carlisle’s – rush defense. Dent would be a great compliment to Angel Cline, and would give the Gearheads 2 big, strong dudes in the middle of a 4-3 front.
10 – Philadelphia – Brian Turner, DT, Clemson
Some of their better D-Linemen are getting up there in age. Turner is an interesting prospect to me, because he could play in the middle right now or you could minicamp his speed for a couple seasons and I think he could be a beast at DE once you got it up into the high 70’s.