Every year when the combine rolls around we hear warnings from draftniks how teams shouldn't overreact to the combine and we hear promises from teams that most of their evaluation is done long before Indianapolis.
And yet every year, guys do rise up actual boards after the combine. Guys that didn't have a lot of buzz beforehand, are hot names afterward (Hi Dontari Poe!). Perhaps most important of all though, previously unknown medical conditions come to light.
The most significant example this year was the revelation that Star Lotulelei has a heart condition. In addition, we learned that guys like Dee Milliner and Dion Jordan would require surgery for shoulder injuries. This kind of news tends to shake up the draft board more than just a slow 40 time.
That news, combined with the increasing rumors that Chiefs may swing a deal for Alex Smith has really shaken up the top of our latest SBNation.com mock draft.
For full analysis of each pick, check out Mocking The Draft.
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU|
|3||Oakland Raiders||Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M|
|5||Detroit Lions||Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan|
|8||Buffalo Bills||Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia|
|9||New York Jets||Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida|
|11||San Diego Chargers||Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma|
|12||Miami Dolphins||DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State|
|16||St. Louis Rams||Chance Warmack, G, Alabama|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State|
|19||New York Giants||Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State|
|20||Chicago Bears||Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas|
|22||St. Louis Rams (from WAS)||Keenan Allen, WR, California|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama|
|25||Seattle Seahawks||Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia|
|26||Green Bay Packers||Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State|
|27||Houston Texans||Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame|
|28||Denver Broncos||Kawann Short, DT, Purdue|
|29||New England Patriots||Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int'l|
|32||Baltimore Ravens||Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State|