I recently had the idea to see what the draft would look like if the first-round order was flipped.
In possibly the first ‘mock draft’ without Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III at No. 1, I go from bottom to top in this draft:
Pick 1: New York Giants: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
With two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning at the helm, the Giants have no need for Andrew Luck. Instead, they select Kalil to fill a need.
Pick 2: New England Patriots: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Patriots don’t exactly have to spend a pick on Andrew Luck, so the team selects Richardson and adds another element to their dynamic offense.
It’s not every day that a 28-year-old player enters the NFL draft, but Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is certainly bucking the trend.
Last year, Weeden was the quarterback behind top wide receiver prospect Justin Blackmon’s success, so the signal caller certainly deserves a little bit of credit.
Already a number of years older than his counterparts in the draft class, Weeden may have hit his performance ceiling. Scouts must decipher whether or not this field general is done improving.