Saturday, March 16, 2013
2013 Michigan Mock Draft
As far as the Pro Day, participants included Denard, Campbell, Smith, Roundtree, Mealer, Barnum, Roh, Demens, Kovacs, Hawthorne, Roh, and Floyd. I'm not going to go into how they did too much--just the possible results.
1. Denard Robinson--Did better at the Combine with his pass catching skills, and even played RB for a bit during Pro Day. Any number of teams could use him, especially those low on WR talent. My guess--late 2nd, mid 3rd round.
2. Jordan Kovacs--Had a fast 40-yard dash at 4.58, and a faster 3 three-cone drill which would have placed him first among all safeties at the Combine. High game time motor from the former walk on. Also won a steakhouse bet with Denard in a 3-event competition. Might not be the most athletic guy on the field, but his football IQ is second to none. Biggest liability is pass coverage. My guess--late 4th round, early 5th.
3. Roy Roundtree--Impressive Pro Day highlighted by a 4.5 40-yard dash. Not known how well he caught passes or ran routes. Needs to add bulk to make it in the NFL. My guess--6th round
4. Will Campbell--Campbell was by far the strongest Wolverine of the day, lifting 225 pounds 35 times, according to the NFL, and he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.22 seconds. Also weighed in at a svelte 311 lbs, which means he's taking his NFL career seriously, whereas he was a mild disappointment at Michigan, considering the fanfare in which he arrived. My guess--6th round
5. Kenny Demens--Slightly undersized for an NFL prospect, might be better for a 3-4 scheme. My guess--6th to 7th round
6. Patrick Omameh--A solid right guard, somewhat faster in the 40-yard dash than Campbell, is also highly intelligent. Omameh was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the third year in a row. Coaches love smart O-line players. My guess--6th round
7. Craig Roh--Consistent starter, plays hurt, solid outside linebacker or defensive end. My guess--6th to 7th round
8. JT Floyd--Started 34 games for the Wolverines, finished his career with 179 tackles and three interceptions. He also produced Michigan-best vertical (36") and broad jumps (10'4") at Pro Day. My guess--Undrafted
9. Brandin Hawthorne--Spent much of 2012 on the bench, despite 5 starts in 2011 and a stellar spring game. My guess--Undrafted
10. Ricky Barnum--Didn't start until senior year, and that was at left guard. Can also play center but not experienced with it. My guess--Undrafted
11. Elliott Mealer--Again, didn't start until senior season but does have experience with both guard spots and center positions. My guess--Undrafted
12. Vincent Smith--Career total of 1,269 yards coupled with his respectable 4.7 yards-per-carry average doesn't take away the media coverage from the hit he took from Clowney in the Outback Bowl. My guess--Undrafted