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Arnold's first "way too early" Mock Draft!
By Jason Arnold
Special to rzl-football.com

1. Packers - Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina ... No flaws in his game. Elite DE prospect.

Other options: Morris Claiborne, CB ... Nick Perry, DE ...

2. Colts - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU ... Decent CBs, but nothing close to elite. Claiborne's the type of CB you need to take the next step.

Other options: Jagger Howard, WR ... Alshon Jeffery, WR ...

3. Broncos - Jagger Howard, WR, UCONN ... the Broncos need weapons for Moore, bad. Underwood is aging and he's all they have in terms of targets.

Other options: Morris Claiborne, CB ... Alshon Jeffery, WR ...

4. Lions - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor ... surprise? Not to me. He's a scrambler, but a guy with great speed that can actually pick up positive yards on the run and has phenomenal starting attributes in the passing game, too.

Other options: Matt Barkley, QB ... Alshon Jeffery, WR ...

5. 49ers - Zebrie Sanders, RT, FSU ... Franchise RT. 49ers' RT position has been a weakness for a few years now.

Other options: Alshon Jeffery, WR ... Luke Kuechly, ILB ...

6. Steelers - Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College ... Just fits the mold for a Steelers player. Great athleticism and RZL ready. Steelers prefer the 3-4 but were forced to play a lot of 4-3 last year. They really need to upgrade LB talent to get back to the days of old.

Other options: Dontari Poe, DT ... Alshon Jeffery, WR ... Matt Barkley, USC ...

7. Panthers - Matt Barkley, QB, USC ... He's a franchise QB. He's better than Gabbert already and not YP2 into his career. Stanton's almost done for, time to move on.

Other options: Alshon Jeffery, WR ... Dontari Poe, DT ... Luke Kuechly, ILB ...

8. Redskins (from Jaguars) - Bryant Buchanon, UCONN ... Stud HB. Hoffman is good, but the Skins cannot pass up this beast of a HB.

Other options: Dontari Poe, DT ... Alshon Jeffery, WR ... Luke Kuechly, ILB ...

9. Eagles - Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina ... I've been on the "upgrade your WRs!" bandwagon for the Eagles, for years. They finally listen and do it!

Other options: Frankie Freeman, WR ... Stephon Gilmore, CB ...

10. Bengals - Nick Perry, DE, USC ... Surprised to see him fall so far, but -- Perry's a perfect fit here. The Bengals had NO LE production last year which is vital for a Defense.

Other options: Dontari Poe, DT ... Stephon Gilmore, CB ...

11. Dolphins - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina ... The Dolphins need another CB next to Peterson.

Other options: Nick Perry, DE ... Courtney Upshaw, LB ...

12. Giants - Frankie Freeman, WR, FSU ... The Giants need youth and speed at WR, badly!

Other options: Dwight Jones, WR ... Dontari Poe, DT ... Stephon Gilmore, CB ...

13. Ravens - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia ... The Ravens are scary thin at CB. This is a no-brainer, to me.

Other options: Dontari Poe, DT ... Frankie Freeman, WR ...

14. Jets - Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina ... His starting 4 WRs are altogether, 129 years old! They will lose a few of them to FA, a couple could retire and overall, they are all regressing. WR goes from a luxury and is now made a 'must' at this pick.

Other options: Frankie Freeman, WR ... Brian Quick, WR ... Chase Minnifield, CB ...

15. Titans - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis ... This is more of a "BPA" pick. Poe is just a phenomenal DT prospect, too good to pass on. Pairing him with Walter Thomas is a big wall of blubber.

Other options: Brian Quick, WR ... Dwight Jones, WR ... Mark Barron, SS ...Janoris Jenkins, CB ...



Will do more closer to the draft ...stay tuned!
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