Re: The post your mock here thread....
1. (32) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson - I've penciled Matt Elam into this spot for a long, long time but the Ravens just gave Joe Flacco $120m and took away his favorite target. The story of this draft in 5 years could easily be Ozzie putting the finishing touches on a top-5 Ravens offense that routinely hangs 40+ points on the opposition. Hopkins is a 10-12 year franchise guy at the X receiver position; the kind of guy who just starts all 16+ games and routinely turns in 80+ catches. He might not lead the league in yards per catch but he is the best WR in this class working the sidelines, has the best hands in the class, and "all he does is catch touchdown passes."
2. (62) Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati - The Ravens add another offensive weapon, but this one has a real mean streak. If he had been healthy enough to work out more, Kelce could be challenging Eifert/Ertz for "top TE" billing in this draft, chiefly because unlike both of those two, Kelce combines fluid, field-stretching receiving ability with legit drive-blocking. The Ravens have shown a great deal of interest in Kelce and could pair him up with Pitta long-term to have a legit 2TE set.
3. (94) Barrett Jones, OG/OC/OT, Alabama - If Barrett Jones does drop this far (as most media outlets are reporting he will), it's a crime against football. Jones is just a football player, plain and simple. He is everything you want in a prospect; hard-working, versatile, tough, and smart. People throw around the "try-hard guy" label, but nobody should be fooled into thinking Jones is not a gifted athlete; in 2011 he was good enough at LT to shut down numerous speed rushers like LSU's duo and Auburn's Lemonier. In 2013 Barrett Jones will win a starting job on the OL and will never surrender it.
REPLY : I can see Hopkins (WR) in the 1st, but I cannot see Kelce (TE) 2nd. S. C. Safety Swearinger would be my choice there. B. Jones would be a solid 3rd round pick. OK now, I can see Kelce in the 4th round... Bc